Encourage kids’ art and imagination while they make this recycled creative windsock. This project also reinforces reusing and recycling otherwise discarded materials.
Here are some suggested supplies:
Plastic bottle*—any size will work
Ribbon or fabric scraps
Markers or acrylic paints
String or fishline for hanging
Hole punch (optional)
Double-sided tape (optional)
How to put the windsock together:
Use a craft knife to cut the bottle in half. (Side note here: My granddaughter fashioned her own windsock using a 4-ounce condiment cup.)
Cut ribbons or fabric scraps to 10″ to 12″.
With the tip of the craft knife, pierce two small holes in the bottom of the bottle for the fishline or string. You can also pierce these holes with a nail held with pliers and heated in a flame.
Pierce a row of holes around the open end of the bottle to thread the ribbons through. The easiest way is a hole punch, but the hot nail trick from Step 3 works. Or, make small slits with the craft knife.
An alternative to the holes is to place a band of double-sided tape around the open end of the bottle. But, do any painting or surface decoration before applying the tape.
Paint the inside of the bottle. Decorate the outside with markers. Go wild!!
When the paint is dry, add the ribbon streamers to your windsock. Thread each streamer through one of the holes and secure it in place with a dot of glue.
Proudly display your recycled creative windsock.
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