Patriotic Windsock Toilet Paper Roll Kids Craft

So I nearly had a panic attack because I couldn’t find my bag of empty toilet paper rolls…I felt a little silly but a bag…

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So I nearly had a panic attack because I couldn’t find my bag of empty toilet paper rolls…I felt a little silly but a bag full of toilet paper rolls is a bag full of endless opportunity. Thankfully I found them and I didn’t have to unroll any toilet paper. We got our paints out and started creating. Ms. Tiger had a great time and ended up with paint everywhere (I posted a picture on Instagram, see it here). When all was said and done, we came up with the Cutest Patriotic Windsock if I do say so myself! Make one too for the 4th of July or during other great red, white, and blue holidays (Flag Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day)  🙂
Patriotic Windsock Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids: Adorable red, white, and blue craft for the Fourth of July, Flag Day and Memorial Day (kids craft, handprints, cardboard tubes)

Patriotic Windsock Kids Craft

Patriotic Windsock Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids: Adorable red, white, and blue craft for the Fourth of July, Flag Day and Memorial Day (kids craft, handprints, cardboard tubes)

Supplies:
4 Toilet paper rolls
Red, White, and Blue paint
Paint brush
Streamers and/or ribbon (we used wire ribbon)
Yarn
Hole puncher
Glue

Directions:
1.  Paint the toilet paper rolls and let them dry. We painted the following

 

  • 1 Blue with white dots
  • 1 Red white and blue spots
  • 2 Red with white hand print stripes
Painted blue then dotted with with finger dipped in white paint.

 

Painted blue, red, then white spots.
Painted red, then white stripes are added by painting fingers white and wrapping them around the tube on each side.

 

 

2. Punch 1 hole at the top of each toilet paper roll.

3.  Glue the toilet paper rolls together making sure the holes are at the top and pointing outwards.

4.  Cut 2 pieces of yarn and tie to the top of the toilet paper holes making an X across the top.

5.  Cut 4 streamers and any ribbon you may want to add to the tail of the windsock. Glue or tape the streamers to the inside of the toilet paper rolls. We used tape because I hate waiting patiently for glue to dry.

If adding ribbon, I suggest stapling it if you are putting your windsock outside. We originally taped ours, but it blew away in the wind.

We also added a ribbon bow to the top.
Ms. Tiger and Little Dragon LOVE running around and dancing with their windsocks (although Little Dragon didn’t make one, he still likes playing with it). They can’t stop watching the streamers trail around gracefully. Making wind for their windsocks is some great exercise and it’s so cute watching them dance around! Eventually we will get them hung up permanently before the 4th of July. In the meantime, click here to see more Patriotic ideas.
Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this craft please pin & share it with others to inspire creativity too! Love, Katie & the Kiddos

14 comments

  1. Such a cute little craft! I know my kids would love this. They are always trying to save toilet paper rolls and use them for random things.

    1. Hi Carrie, thanks so much for stopping by and the comment. I am so glad you think they are cute. Thank you for including them in your Fourth of July features this week! Have a fun weekend!

    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks so much for commenting. It makes me smile that you love our craft! Thanks for visiting, have a great day! 🙂

  2. I love your project! How can it be the 4th of July already?!?! We are featuring you this week on Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks so much for visiting, I am thrilled you love our project and are going to feature it!!! I hope you have a great week and I am looking forward to seeing the feature with the other fun ideas you have rounded up.

    1. Thanks so much for the comment, I am so glad you like it. Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Vicky, thanks for visiting and I am so glad you love our idea. I totally agree about the ribbon, it was an afterthought that turned out to be the perfect touch. Have a great weekend!

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