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Rocket Windsock
by Brenda L. Spitzer

Rocket Windsock

Catch the wind with a windsock. Perfect for a breath of spring!
You will need:

  • 12" x 18" White foam sheet
  • 9" x 12" red foam sheet
  • Two small Styrofoam wreaths - 3 1/2" x 3/4"
  • Permanent markers - Red and Blue
  • 3 Red, White and Blue plastic garbage bags
  • Red and Blue colored glue
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper Punch
  • Compass
  • Ruler
  • Kite string
  • Tape

Rocket Windsock - Star PatternRocket Windsock - Diagonal Stripes


  1. Draw diagonal pencil lines on white foam sheet as shown in diagram. Draw stars between the lines with red and blue markers. Go over pencil lines with red and blue glue. Let dry.
  2. Punch holes 1" apart along the bottom edge of white foam sheet. Cut garbage bags lengthwise into 1" strips. Insert one end of each strip from front to back through the punched holes. Knot the ends on back of foam.
  3. Apply tacky glue to one long edge on back of foam sheet. Apply glue around the outside of each styrofoam wreath. Bend wrong side of foam sheet around wreaths to form a cylinder. Overlap long edges. Hold in place with paper clips and tape until dry.
  4. Use compass to make an 8 1/2" circle on red foam. Cut out the circle and mark the center. Cut a wedge out of one side of the circle extending to the center. Cut a piece of kite string 36" long. Fold it in half and knot ends. Thread folded end through center of circle. Glue knotted end to inside of circle. Apply glue to one side of wedge cut. Bend around until edges overlap forming a cone. Allow to dry.
  5. Cut four 1" x 4" strips of red foam. Glue one end of each strip to the top inside of cone. Let dry. Apply glue to outside of strips. Attach cone by inserting strips inside of cylinder. Let dry.

Darice® Foamies™; Fiskars® Safety Compass and Scissors; Elmer's® Craftbond™ Tacky Glue and Squeeze Creations™; Dow Styrofoam® Brand Plastic Foam


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