DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Windmill Toilet Paper Roll Craft
The Netherlands is the country typically associated with windmills.
Most other European countries also have many historical windmills.
Up until 2007, Germany produced the most wind power of any country in the world.
Denmark has the highest percentage of its power provided by the wind.
- toilet paper roll,
- something to color with if using the B&W version,
Note: You could use a paper cup (upside down) instead of a toilet paper roll as the base of your windmill. Simply paint it rather than wrapping the rectangular piece of paper around it.
Note: You can attach the blades (sails) of the windmill using a
brass tack so they actually spin.
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Color (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces.
- Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube.
- Glue the door onto the front of your windmill.
- Glue the windows around the windmill as you see fit (you can use all three or less if you want).
- Glue the sails (blades) of the windmill onto the top.
- Glue the large circle and then the small circle into the center of the blades..
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).