DIY daffodil windmill

Includes: Indoors, Arts and crafts

Activity time:
30 mins


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Make an easy and fun daffodil windmill

Have younger girls in a spin with this easy and engaging craft activity.


  1. If you like, paint the pencil green to look like the stem of a flower.
  2. Cut a small circle, about 5cm in diameter, out of the orange paper.
  3. Draw two diagonal lines across the yellow card square, from corner to corner. Cut along the lines, about three quarters of the way to the middle of the square.
  4. You will now have four triangular ‘petals’. Bend the left-hand corner of each petal to the centre of the square, but don’t crease the folds.
  5. Place the orange circle in the middle of the windmill.
  6. Push a pin through the centre of the circle, through all the layers of card and into the rubber on top of the pencil (don't push it in too hard). You can choose to put a bead in between the rubber and the paper – some people find the daffodil windmill spins better that way.

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Safety notes

With arts and crafts activities, watch girls at all times to make sure they are using scissors, glue and other items safely.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed