Patriotic Wind Socks Craft - Voices from the Ville

What’s your favorite item that you have recycled or reused into something new? We love recycling used materials into fun projects at Team Green Kid Crafts, and this tin can wind sock was one of our recent favorites!

Patriotic Wind Socks Craft - Voices from the Ville

Supplies: two empty cans, scissors, red and white streamers (or ribbon), hot glue gun, star stickers, twine, blue construction paper, hammer and screwdriver.

Step 1: After taking labels off the cans, cut blue construction paper to fit around each can.

Step 2:  Have an adult help glue the paper on with a glue gun.

Step 3:  Once both cans are covered, add stickers!

Step 4:  Cut streamers and, with adult help, glue them to the inside of the can, alternating red and white.

Step 5:  Use a hammer and screwdriver to pound two holes in the top of each can.

Steo 6: Tie the twine through holes to connect cans together.

Patriotic Wind Socks Craft - Voices from the Ville


Happy Fourth of July!!


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Penny Bauder

Penny Bauder


As an environmental scientist and a working mother of two, Penny Bauder saw a need for a convenient solution that would allow families to spend quality time together enjoying fun activities that brought them closer to each other and also closer to nature. So, in 2010, Green Kid Crafts was officially born. Green Kid Crafts is an eco-friendly company that provides creative activities to do with kids through their eco-friendly arts, crafts, and science boxes. Green Kid Crafts is carbon neutral, Green America Approved, and a member of 1% for the Planet – pledging to donate a portion of every sale to environmental charities.