Hello everyone! I’m super excited to share this cute and easy Toilet Paper Roll Windmill Craft with you. This is a fast craft if you’re teaching about the letter W, the iconic windmills of the Netherlands, or just want a cute project to make with your little ones! Here’s what you’ll need to make these cute little windmills.
You might also like our Dutch village diorama with a full blown printable windmill model for older children!
Toilet Paper Roll Windmill Craft
- Toilet paper roll
- Thick scrapbook paper
- 1 brad (prong paper fastener)
- Hole punch
- Craft paint
Start by painting the outside and inside top inch of your toilet paper roll and let it dry completely. I suggest using bright and happy colors for extra cute windmills, or you can use muted colors for a more traditional feel. Next, mark the height of your paper roll on the scrapbook paper. We want the blades of the windmill to be slightly shorter than the height of the roll, so this gives us a guideline to work within.
Put a dot in the middle of this space to mark the center of where we’ll be drawing the blades. Go ahead and draw the blades. You can freehand it, or use a straight edge. You want it to look like four triangles that meet in the middle. However, make sure that there’s a big enough space where they meet to punch a hole for your brad! Now go ahead and cute it out, and punch a hole right in the middle.
Punch another hole in the top of your toilet paper roll. Thread the brad through your windmill blades, and then thread it through the hole we made in the roll. Open up the prongs to secure the blades to the windmill.
And now you can spin the blades! Isn’t that cool? I love crafts that are interactive!
I hope you had fun learning how to make this Toilet Paper Roll Windmill Craft, and make a whole bunch in different colors!