How to Make Your Own Windmill

Things You'll Need

  • Square sheet of paper
  • Straight pin
  • Non-mechanical pencil with eraser
  • Scissors

Windmills are simple but entertaining toys. You can easily make a toy windmill using just a few simple steps. Best of all, you can use items around the house in your creation. If you'd like, this is a craft you can easily do with children as well.

Draw lines on the paper as shown below.

Cut along the lines on the paper, making sure not to cut through the center hole.


Gently fold each corner diagonally toward the center of the paper.


Stick the straight pin through the layers to keep them folded.


Stick the straight pin through the pencil's eraser.



  • You can make your windmill move by blowing on it or moving it through the air.


  • If you are making this craft with a child, use a brand new pencil. Sharpened pencil points can be dangerous to use around children.


About the Author

Keren (Carrie) Perles is a freelance writer with professional experience in publishing since 2004. Perles has written, edited and developed curriculum for educational publishers. She writes online articles about various topics, mostly about education or parenting, and has been a mother, teacher and tutor for various ages. Perles holds a Bachelor of Arts in English communications from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.