Soda Can Wind Spinner

by Maria
We went to a botanical garden and saw a very nice wind sculpture which captured my daughter’s attention. It was very mesmerizing and thought of making our mini wind spinner. This is a cheap garden decoration project you would love.
1. Clean the soda can and let it dry. Using a pair of scissors, cut off the top part of the can, about 1 inch from the rim. Be careful when doing this, can edges are sharp.

2. Make 8 equal blades from the side of the soda can. Do this by vertically cutting one side of the can from top to about ½ inch at the bottom.
3. Pull each blades all the way to the bottom, twist and bend it about 30 deg.

4. Cut the corners of the blades. Be extra careful, blades are sharp.

5. Using the 2nd soda can, cut off the head and leave only about less than an inch from the bottom.

6. Insert the base of the 2nd can to the other can.

7. Find the center and drill a hole. Make sure that the center hole is big enough to fit the hanger wire. Do not make the center hole too big as it will cause the pinwheel to wobble when it spins. Then drill hole at the end of the blades.
8. Put the string around the holes to hold blades it in place.

9. Paint with desired color.

10. Put the spinner in a hanger wire and put a piece of straw or stopper at the both ends before bending wire.

11. Place it in your garden and have fun.

Please be extra careful when doing this project, the edges of the blades are sharp, you might want to wear gloves for safety.

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  • Ted Lentz Ted Lentz on Jul 20, 2019

    I want to try this but wondered what the white tubes are>

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    • John John on Oct 31, 2019

      I think the white tubes are pieces of a straw.

  • John John on Oct 31, 2019

    I'm making one with a big tin coffee can. So far so good!