Windsock DIY Project
Our snow finally meted and it warmed up a little, and then it started raining! Since we’ve been stuck inside the last few rainy days I decided it was time to break out some fun art projects. My kids LOVE doing art projects. Say the word “project” and they will all come running. We decided that since Summer is coming soon we would make windsocks to hang and watch blow in the breeze (once the rain quits of course!).
Supplies you need:
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Crepe Paper
- Elmer’s Naturals Glue Sticks or School Glue
- Stapler or hole punch
- Stickers or sequins
We used cardstock for our windsocks since it’s a bit stiffer than construction paper and holds up better. First I let the kids color and decorate their pieces of paper. I cut the paper to 6” tall by 12” wide. They each got 2 pieces of 6”x 12” paper.
Once they were done decorating their papers we flipped them over and glued the two pieces together end to end using the Elmer’s Naturals Glue Sticks.
I love glue sticks because they give my kids the ability to glue by themselves without the mess. If you are an eco-conscious mom then you will want to check out the new Naturals line from Elmer’s. Elmer’s Naturals is the FIRST and ONLY school glue made with naturally occurring ingredients and available in recycled packaging. Elmer’s School Glue Naturals is just as strong, safe, non-toxic and washable as Elmer’s
traditional School Glue, but it’s made from corn and soybeans. Elmer’s School Glue Naturals can be used on any project for which one would normally use Elmer’s traditional School Glue and is just as easily applied so it was perfect for our windsock project.
After gluing the two pieces of paper together we then turned the paper over and glued the crepe paper to the paper.
Once we were finished gluing the crepe paper to the paper we glued the ends together to complete our circle.
We then stapled ribbon to each side to hang our windsocks with. I would suggest using a hole punch and tying your ribbon through the hole for added strength.
We hung them up indoors for now and once this rain quits we can hang up our beautiful windsocks outside and watch them blow in the breeze!
You can check out the Elmer’s School Glue Naturals that we used in our project, available nationwide in JoAnn Fabric stores and Michaels stores!
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How cute are these and the kids too of course :). Looks like they had a blast even though they are stuck inside due to the rain. I will have to do this project with my son
Cute idea. I think my son would enjoy making one.
What a fun and easy craft for the kids! They look proud of their work!
What a cool idea. I love making crafts with my grandchildren. We make a different craft every week. Never thought of this. Thank you for the idea. We will be making this Thursday.
These are super cute! What a great idea! I think we will have to try this on our next rainy day. We have a lot of wind here, so my daughter would really be able to enjoy watching her art flutter in the breeze.
I Don’t have any kids but my sisters do and I know their kids would love this project ,I love old school posts like this I remember these growing up Great post 🙂
What a cute idea! My kids would love this, especially during windy season in NM!
These are so cute! I can’t wait to do this with the grandchildren.
Creative and easy!
On your daughter’s windsock – is that actual crepe paper – the white strip with the butterflies?? If so, where did you get it please? super cute! Think my daughters would LOVE it!