Back to School: Pinwheel Pencil Place Card

Paper Crafts

CRAFT: Back to School

By Kami Bigler
Celebrate Back To School with your family with a special night-before-dinner with these sweet pencil pinwheels as place cards on each plate. A new pencil will act as the handle of the pinwheel. Although these pinwheels are more for looks than function, they will make your special dinner all about the new school year ahead.


Decorative scrap book paper
Double-stick tape or glue dots
Tiny brads
Hole punch
New box of pencils


Pinwheelpencil Step1
Step 1: Cut paper to about 3 in squares.
Pinwheelpencil Step2
Step 2: Using a ruler, cut diagonal cuts up all four corners leaving about 1/4″ from the center.
Step 3: With the hole punch, punch one hole in the center and then four more holes one in the right corner on each side.
Pinwheelpencil Step3-1
Step 4: Using a tiny brad, bend the hole-punched corner of each side and thread with the brad, then secure the brad.
Pinwheelpencil Step5

Step 5: Write your child’s name on the pinwheel to make it personalized.
Pinwheelpencil Step6-1
Step 6: Add some double stick tape or glue dot and stick the pinwheel to the new pencil.
Pinwheelpencil Final
Set it at your child’s seat at dinner table as a special “Back to School” surprise!
About the Author:
Kami Bigler runs the blog no biggie, a family lifestyle blog highlighting her three favorites: crafts, cooking and thrifting. She loves to spend her non-blogging hours with her husband Kyle, their two children and one puppy faced dog, Rukkus.

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