Here’s an easy-to-make windsock you can hang out to play on an extra-breezy day!
What You Need
- Empty round oatmeal container
- Black and red craft foam
- 2 extra large googly eyes
- Hole punch
- Ribbons – around 8, each a few feet long
- String or elastic cord
What You Do
- Prepare an oatmeal container
Remove the lid and bottom from the oatmeal container.
Cut a piece of black craft foam large enough to cover the outside of the container. Wrap it around the container and glue it in place.
- Make the ladybug wings
Cut a 9″ circle from the red craft foam. Cut the circle in half and glue each piece to the container, as shown. Cut small black craft-foam circles and glue on to make spots.
- Make the ladybug head
Cut a half-circle from black craft foam about 4″ wide and glue it to the top of the container, as shown. Glue on the wiggle eyes.
- Decorate with ribbons
Cut the ribbon into strips about 24″ long and glue them inside the bottom end of the container.
- Hang up your windsock
Punch four evenly spaced holes around the top of the container. At each hole, thread and knot a piece of string or elastic cord. Then tie the loose ends together in a knot at the top.
Craft by Michele Reyzer. Originally appeared in the May 2007 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.