Colorful Spring Windsock Made With Recycled Materials


Recycled Materials make the best crafts, right? I really wanted to make a wind sock to hang in my daughter’s bedroom but I didn’t want it to be too big. So an oatmeal container wouldn’t work. Then I was sitting, watching TV, probably Grey’s Anatomy, snacking on some pringles. YES! A pringles can. So I had to finish off the rest of the chips so we could make our windsock the next day (because pouring them into a ziplock bag wasn’t a valid option?!?).

Spring Windsock Made From Recycled Materials - Teach kids about recycling - Preschool Activity - Child Room Decoration DIY

I rinsed out the container and let it dry.
I cut the container in half with a regular kitchen knife. It wasn’t hard to do, surprisingly.

Spring Windsock Made From Recycled Materials - Teach kids about recycling - Preschool Activity - Child Room Decoration DIY
We wrapped & glued scrapbook paper on the outside.
For the streamers we used just that. Crape paper streamers. My daughter cut strips of them and then cut it in half long ways. It was perfect. I taped them on the inside of the bottom.
We glued a hemp cord on the inside of the top for the hanger.

It turned out beautiful. Who would have known that it started as a pringles can?

Spring Windsock Made From Recycled Materials - Teach kids about recycling - Preschool Activity - Child Room Decoration DIY

Reducing Waste, Reusing Materials, and Recycling is so important. Not only does it make for fun crafts and activities for both kids and adults, it is helping to keep this earth clean. I remember the moment that my daughter grabbed a cardboard box and asked if we could recycle it into a rocket ship. She understood that we were reusing the cardboard box to make a rocket ship, but I knew she didn’t understand what recycling really meant or the purpose & benefits of it. It was fine at the time, she was only 2 or 3, but now I want her to understand. I want her to understand why we don’t litter, why we don’t let the water run for no reason, and why we recycle. To help keep the world a beautiful place, a place where windsocks made from pringles cans are in every window. A place where making crafts from recycled materials is normal!

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For this week’s Free Unit Study, we are showcasing Reduce Reuse Recycle. This can be your go to resource for teaching your children about Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. Have fun exploring these great ideas:

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