Easy Patriotic Paper Windsock Craft for Kids

This Patriotic Paper Windsock craft is perfect for summer! Kids of all ages can make them to decorate a porch, patio, or even a room inside their home for the 4th of July. This easy windsock craft for preschoolers works great for younger kids at home or in the classroom.

Patriotic Paper Windsock - finished craft project for preschool shown hanging from the rafters outside in the backyard with green behind
Let’s make a patriotic windsock out of paper!

Patriotic Paper Windsock Craft

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! 

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This craft couldn’t be simpler! Needing only basic craft supplies and tape, kids can make many in any color they wish.

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Patriotic Paper Windsock supplies needed for this easy paper craft - streamers in red white and blue, ribbon, stickers and paper shown - Kids Activities blog
This is what you will need to make a windsock craft!

Materials Needed

Directions to Make a Windsock Out of Paper

Step 1

After gathering the supplies, invite your child to decorate their paper with star stickers.

Variation: Invite your child to color stars and stripes with markers instead of using stickers.

Step 2

Flip the paper over, then tape red, white, and blue streamers to the back.

Patriotic Paper Windsock

Step 3

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.

Patriotic Paper Windsock

Step 4

Last, tape a ribbon to the inside of the paper windsock so your child can hold it.

Patriotic Paper Windsock

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!

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Did the kids enjoy making this fun patriotic craft? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!