Pinwheels always make me happy. There’s something about the way they dance with the breeze and shine in the sun — something so cheerful and unabashedly positive about them! There are plenty of plastic pinwheels to go around, so I thought wouldn’t it be fun to create them out of colorful paper? This was such a fun project to execute for Gelli Arts® and Michael’s.
I am sure if you look around your studio, you will find lots of gel pate printed papers waiting to be turned into pinwheels! I ended up distributing these to the kids on our street and got multiple requests on learning how to make them.
If you’ve already taken a gel plate printing class with me and have stacks of paper sitting around, this would be the perfect summertime activity to do with kids! If you’d like to learn how to make complex, unique and colorful patterned papers, consider taking one of my self-paced online courses.
- Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate, 5″ x 7″
- Speedball® Deluxe 4″ Brayer
- Golden Artist Colors® Fluid Acrylic Set
- Wood Craft Sticks
- Medium Pastel Circle Brads
- Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
- Stitching Awl
- Any patterned stencils
- Copy paper
What do you think of this project? Is it something you’d try your hand at?