Daniel Tiger Birthday Party
Paper Pinwheel Medallions
Watch a tutorial on how to make paper pinwheel medallions.
Measure and cut a 22-inch-wide piece of wrapping paper.
Accordion fold your wrapping paper into one-inch pleats.
Fold paper in half and round or diagonally cut the edges of each strip.
Stack the three pieces of folded paper strips on top of each other and adhere.
Lay your pinwheel flat and fan the accordion folds out into a circle.
Adhere the two sides together with tape or staples.
- wrapping paper
- stapler and staples
- double-sided tape or glue gun
- tape measure
- plain card stock circle
- Daniel Tiger pinwheel circle printables (pdf)
- Using a tape measure, measure and cut a 22-inch-wide piece of wrapping paper.
- Accordion fold your wrapping paper into one-inch pleats until you have folded the entire length of the sheet you cut. Repeat the above steps two more times, so you have three long strips of accordion-folded paper. Round or diagonally cut the edges of each strip, but be careful to make them the same size.
- Fold all three strips of accordion-folded paper in half and using double-sided tape or a glue stick, adhere the sides together. Repeat this on the remaining two accordion-folded strips of paper.
- One by one, stack the folded paper strips on top of each other and stick them together using double-sided tape or glue.
- Lay your pinwheel flat and fan the accordion folds out into a circle, then adhere the two sides together with your tape. You can secure the center with staples to give it extra stability.
- Hot glue the cardboard circle to the back center of the pinwheel (so you can stick it to the wall with a thumbtack) and then hot glue the Daniel Tiger pinwheel circle printables to the front. You are ready to create a show-stopping backdrop to your party table!