This Patriotic Paper Windsock craft is perfect for summer! Kids can make them to decorate a porch, patio, or even a room inside their home for the 4th of July. When the windsocks aren’t serving as a seasonal decoration, they are fun for kids to hold while they run through the yard. It’s fun to see the streamers ride the wind!
Patriotic Paper Windsock
This craft couldn’t be simpler! Needing only basic craft supplies and tape, kids can make many in any color they wish.
Materials and Directions:
- 12 by 18 inch construction paper, white
- Red, white, and blue star stickers
- Red, white, and blue crepe paper (cut into 12 inch strips)
- White ribbon
After gathering the supplies, invite your child to decorate their paper with star stickers.
Optional: Invite your child to color stars and stripes with markers instead of using stickers.
Flip the paper over, then tape red, white, and blue streamers to the back.
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Pull the paper together into a cylinder shape with the stars facing the outside. Tape down the “seam” of the windsock, reinforcing the edges with extra tape.
Last, tape a ribbon to the inside of the paper windsock so your child can hold it.
We hung our patriotic paper windsocks on the pergola and patio. They looked perfect for our celebration and the kids had a blast with them!