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Cut around the outside edge of the template so you have a square. Then carefully cut half way along each diagonal line - follows the dashes. IMPORTANT - don't cut further than about half way towards the middle otherwise you'll have a floppy windmill!
Following the numbers 1-4 as a guide, glue every other corner/point into the center. You should only need to glue 4 bits, and this will form the windmill blades.You can put an extra circle of paper over the top of all 4 points in the middle for extra strength if you like.
Carefully push your drawing pin through the middle of the windmill and then into the stick. If it comes all the way through then put a little tape or bluetak over the sharp bit to protect little one's fingers. Note - leave a little space between the paper and the stick to give the windmill space to rotate. If it's pushed in too far it won't spin!
And you're ready to take them for a spin! You can colour them in and decorate them how you like. Anything stick like can work as the windmill handle - an actual stick from outside, bamboo, a cardboard tube or even some rolled up cardboard.
There's also a very special template left blank for you to design your own!