This 4th of July patriotic windsock craft is a fun and easy project your kids can make to celebrate President’s Day, the 4th of July, the Olympics, or any patriotic holiday or occasion. It would even make a great decoration for a superhero-themed party!
If you’re having a 4th of July celebration, or just want to get the kids in the spirit of the holiday, check out more of our favorite 4th of July-themed crafts for kids and our red, white, and blue dessert recipes too.
This simple windsock project is perfect to hang up indoors or outside. Your kids can make as many as they’d like, and they’ll love to see their windsocks dancing in the breeze!
4th of July Patriotic Windsock Craft
- toilet paper roll
- blue paint
- small paint brush
- red and white tissue paper
- white paper and a star-shaped paper punch
- instead of white paper and a star-shaped paper punch, you can use white or silver star stickers
- hole punch
First, paint the toilet paper roll blue, and let the paint dry completely.
While the paint dries, use your hole punch to punch star shapes out of white paper. You may also cut out star shapes with scissors. Or, to make things easier, just use star-shaped stickers.
Once the paint has dried, stick the stars onto the painted toilet paper roll with glue (if using paper stars), or stick on the stickers as you see in the example.
Next, cut long, thin strips of white and red tissue paper.
Apply glue to one end of a tissue paper strip, and glue it to the inside of the toilet paper roll.
Alternate between red and white tissue paper strips, gluing them around the inside of the roll until you’ve completed the circle.
Next, make two holes on each side of the toilet paper roll (across from each other). Use a small round paper punch. Then, string yarn or string through the holes and tie the string together. Think about where you’ll be hanging your patriotic windsock, and make sure the string is the right length.
That’s all there is to it! Your 4th of July windsock is ready to hang up for everyone to enjoy!
Let me know how your windsock craft turns out!