by Brenda L. Spitzer
Catch the wind
with a windsock. Perfect for a breath of spring!
You will need:
- 12" x 18" White
- 9" x 12" red foam
- Two small Styrofoam wreaths
- 3 1/2" x 3/4"
- Permanent markers - Red
- 3 Red, White and Blue plastic
- Red and Blue colored glue
- Tacky glue
- Paper Punch
- Kite string
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Darice® Foamies; Fiskars® Safety Compass
and Scissors; Elmer's® Craftbond Tacky Glue
and Squeeze Creations; Dow Styrofoam® Brand
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