How to Make Your Own Windmill

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Non-Mechanical Pencil With Eraser
  • Straight Pin
  • Square Sheet Of Paper
  • Scissors

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.