The Patriotic Wind Sock craft is a fun way to keep the kids busy on Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July, and any other patriotic holiday. It’s an eco-friendly craft, too! Recycle an oatmeal can into a wind sock decoration to hang outside.
Patriotic Wind Sock Craft
- Cardboard oatmeal container (cylinder-shaped)
- Wrapping or construction paper (in white and blue)
- Red and white crepe paper streamers
- Hole puncher
1. Cut off the bottom of the oatmeal container.
2. Cover the oatmeal container with blue paper, then glue on white stars cut from the white paper.
3. Cut the red and white streamers to your desired length (mine were about 3 feet long), and glue them about 1 inch from the bottom of the inside of the container.
4. Use the hole punch to make two holes on opposite sides at the top of the wind sock.
5. Cut a piece of yarn about 8-10 inches long. Put each end of the yard through a hole and then tie it in a knot so that the yarn can be used to hang the windsock.
Have you ever made any patriotic crafts for kids like this wind sock? What other colors could you use to make it fun for other holidays/times of the year? Any suggestions to help make this craft better? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.