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Cute straw hat windsock made from an empty bleach bottle and fabric strips. Plant with real or silk flowers.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
Hang on a porch or patio and enjoy that cute little face blowing in the breeze.
By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH
I like to use homemade "windsocks" to decorate for a party. They last longer than balloons, and can be used over and over. For a July 4th party: Take any container that is a cylinder, like a coffee can, Pringle can, or a Kool- aid container. Cut off top and bottom. Cover the outside with red material or red, white, and blue material. Glue material in place. Cut streamers from same colors of rolled paper streamers, and glue on bottom of container. I look for colored streamers at garage sales, and find all colors. Also, you can use this idea for birthday parties, etc. Make streamers about 3 or 4 feet long.
If you use toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls that have been cut in half to make these, they will wind up being lighter than if you use coffee cans, and will appear to glide more easily (kind of like a kite).
Also, using a light-weight fabric (such as stiff ribbon) instead of paper streamers will make these sturdier & increase their ability to be reused.
Cut out material to go around oatmeal container, a little extra on ends to go inside. Apply w/ glue, then cut out eight strips of material the length of container about an inch thick. Space around on one end.