My kids and I made patriotic tin can windsocks which are hanging in our front tree. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to show our patriotism!
Empty cans (from soups, etc.)
Ribbons (red, white, blue)
Foam star shaped stickers OR red, white acrylic. paint
Blue acrylic paint
Hot glue gun
Take an empty tin can and clean it really good (you do not want ants).
Then drill 2 holes in the bottom of the can (which will now be the top) space the holes about an 1/2 apart.
Have the kids paint the cans blue and allow to fully dry.
Once dried paint red and white stars on the blue can or you can use foam star stickers and hot glue onto the can. We used red, white and blue star foam stickers that we already had on hand.
Next thread through the 2 top holes a ribbon and tie a knot.
Finally the hot glue the ribbon on the inside of the can, alternating colors. The ribbon will hang long ways outside of the can.
Allow all the fully dry and then hang from your favorite tree!
When you have a slight breeze the ribbon will sway and make a nice Fourth of July decoration to your yard! This is a fun way to not only show patriotism but it’s a great way to upcycle too!
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