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Hanging Windsock

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Create your own Hanging Windsock

This easy craft can be lots of fun for little ones to play with outdoors - spend some time crafting your own personal windsock from a Pringle's can!


Colorful Hanging Windsock (Ages 3+)

Click below to see a list of supplies you'll need and steps to take to make your own:

Step One

Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Create a clean organized workspace.

Ribbon, Pringles Can, Paint, Scissors

Step Two

Remove Pringle's can Lid (we will use in a later Step)

Use Spray Paint on Pringle's Can to create Base Color for Windsock.

Pringles Can, Spray Paint

Step Three

After Spray Paint has dried, use craft Paints to add painted designs of your choice.

Pringles Can, Craft Paint

Step Four

While Craft Paint is Drying, take your Pringle's can lid, and use hole punch to create many holes around the outer edges.

Lid, Hole Punch

Step Five

Take your ribbon, cut into various lengths.

Thread your ribbons through the holes on lid - and knot them on the side of the lid that would face the inside of the can.

Lid, Ribbons, Knots

Step Six

After Craft Paint is Dry, attach hanging string to your can for display.

Use scissors to puncture two holes on the bottom of your Pringle's can, and thread hanging string or ribbon through.

Pringles can, Ribbon

Step Seven

Attach Lid back onto Can and voila! Now find a beautiful home to hang your colorful windsock!

Nature Weave, Window

Supplies List 

  • Empty Pringle's Can
  • String or yarn
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Colorful Ribbons
  • Craft Paint
  • Spray Paint