Build your own pinwheel with a Grab and Go Kit from Ipswich Libraries.

Recommended ages: 5+ with parental supervision or assistance

Time to complete this project: approximately 30 minutes with the kit (allow at least an extra half hour if you are making this with your own resources at home)

Collect a kit: visit your local branch visit your local branch between Monday 21st September and Friday 2 October and and speak to one of the helpful staff at the Welcome Desk

The Grab and Go Kit  will provide you with the materials and instructions you need to construct a pinwheel.

Additional items you will need at home:  

  • pencil
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • stapler
  • coloured pens or pencils

Once you’ve collected your kit watch the video tutorial where we guide you step by step through the construction process. Stop and start as you need and pick up extra tips and tricks to complete your pinwheel.

Can’t make it to the Library or kits have run out: you can still make this at home. Download the instructions and gather the following materials:

  • a 15 x 15 cm square of light weight card 
  • 2 small circles of card 
  • a hole punch
  • a pipe cleaner
  • a stick
  • a few pieces of coloured card

Download the Instructions


Search the Ipswich Libraries website or online catalogue