Monday, June 29, 2009

Easy Waterproof Windsock

This windsock craft could not be any easier, or more inexpensive. It is made of recyclables and is waterproof. We're planning to make a few more to decorate our garden! To make your own waterproof windsock, you will need: scissors, string, plastic bags, and an empty soda bottle.

Cut a ring from the soda bottle as shown. The edges may be a little sharp, so use caution.


Cut 1 inch wide strips out of the plastic bags. The more colorful the bags, the prettier your windsock will be!

Fold the strip in half and thread the folded end through the soda bottle ring. You should have a loop on one side of the ring, and the tails on the other.

Thread the tails of the plastic strip through the loop, and pull gently. Repeat with all of your plastic strips until the soda bottle ring is completely covered.

Hang and enjoy! Emily wanted to run around with hers a bit first.....


So much fun!!

14 comments:

Stephanie Griffith said...

Cool idea! It looks pretty easy to do too.

Christy said...

That is a great idea!

Mama King said...

Got to love that smile - pure joy! We'll be sure to try this.

Night Owl Mama said...

cute idea I love it

Meninheira said...

Qué buena idea! :)

bergblog said...

An old kite would work too, instead of plastic bags and be very colorful.
-Phyllis

centralillinoisian said...

Yet another fabulous idea!

Preschool Playbook said...

These are beautiful.

Valerie said...

@ Phyllis -- Oh, I love the old kite idea! I'm pretty sure we have one just lying around in the garage somewhere.... I'll give it a try, thanks!!

Martha said...

oh bookmarking this for sure. my Girl scout can do this next April as a recycle/reuse project.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

What a great and simple craft!!! I love the last picture. She is having so much fun. Thanks for the great idea.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is so easy and creative, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing so many amazing projects. I'll be linking.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Love it - had to link here. (Though I'm a week behind leaving a comment . . .)

Sandra said...

We just did this today & posted. So simple and yet so fun for my boys. Thank you for your great ideas!!

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