On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit appeared as wind and fire (Tongues of Fire) This craft is meant to help remind children of those two symbols.
This spinning pinwheel was a great party favor for our “Catholic Church Birthday Party”.
Plus, it’s pinless so even little kids can have one!
You will need:

  • A new pencil
  • 3-inch pipe cleaner
  • Paper Pinwheel- Download
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • Glue (something fast-drying…glue sticks work)
Instructions: Cut out the paper pinwheel square. Cut the diagonal lines. Glue the corners with the dots to the center, one on top of the other. Hold it in place until it’s dry.
Cut out and glue the firey dove to one of the pinwheels’ peddles. Create one hole through the center of the pinwheel using a hole puncher. Be careful not to crush the pinwheel.
Twist the pipe cleaner around the pencil top. Make sure it’s tight.
Put the pipe cleaner through the pinwheel center. Wrap the end of the pipe cleaner around itself making a ball, but leave space to allow the pinwheel to spin.
Now give it a blow!
This paper pin-wheel is free in our download store!


  1. I am so very impressed with your God-given talent and generosity of sharing your time with us, so we may pass on these educational and FUN crafts to our families!Thank you Jennifer!May Jesus through Mary bless your days in a very special way.

  2. Hi Jennifer-it's nice to \”meet\” you! 🙂 I LOVE this craft idea-it perfectly incorporates both the wind and flames of Pentecost! We will definitely be making these! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you, this is a really lovely activity 🙂

  4. This is a great idea. We will be holding our parish picnic on Pentecost and this will be a great way to have our children participate.

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