Art Adventures: Festive Windsocks

July 14, 2015

Last week, we made festive Fourth of July windsocks! This project allowed the kids to experiment with mixed media in a variety of materials like fabric, paper, and stencils.

The project was a perfect fit for the upcoming holiday, but it can be versatile for any occasion. By simply switching the paper and fabric colors used to make the windsock, you can create your own to hang during almost any time of the year. This project is easy for kids of any age and really allows them to get creative by adding additional fun supplies—sequins, feathers, and beads—if they desire! Children left feeling excited about choosing a perfect location to hang their windsock over the weekend.

Materials:

  • Large white paper (for the body of the windsock)
  • Red, white, and blue paper
  • Fabric scraps
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • String

Instructions:

Step 1. Cut red, white, or blue paper into stars, stripes, or any other fun shapes.

Step 2. Glue your cutouts onto the large white paper (the body of the windsock).

Step 3. Cut various scarps of fabric into long strips.

Step 4. Glue the fabric strips to the bottom end of the windsock.

Step 5. Roll your windsock up and tape (or glue) it together.

Step 6. Punch two holes on opposite sides at the top of your windsock for the string.

Step 7. Tie the string around the two holes.