I don’t know if I ever said this before, but I love Whirlygigs. They are just like pinwheels but not quite so pointy, and perhaps a bit more complicated to make…depending on your point of view re HST’s.
Here’s the thing about whirligigs; most patterns require a template to make the “gigs” or arms. I don’t like using templates, so wherever possible I try to find a make-do method.
There are lots of tutorials out there in the cyber-universe that promise whirlygigs with no templates, some of which I tried this morning but quickly abandoned because there was too much trimming and waste involved. So, borrowing a bit here and there and tweaking a bit, here is what I came up with.
Ta dah, two perfect 4 1/2″ whirlygigs although I only took a photo of one of them.