28/01/2014 13:13 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

How To Make A Wind Sock!

My Little 3 and Me

My children always get so excited when it's really windy, There's something quite exhilarating about it.

These windsocks are such an easy craft for children and a really fun way to SEE and FEEL the effects of the wind. When you're holding one outside in the wind it just makes you want to twirl, leap and skip around. Such fun!

Today we've turned them into windsocks using reds and greens. it's so nice to wrap up warm and get outside for a good run around on a chilly winter day. I love seeing the little rosy cheeks and pink button noses don't you?

Of course the wind socks are just as much fun in the summer too and we'd use bright rainbow colours to make them then and they look so pretty against bright skies.

I love simple kids crafts that can actually be played with too and it's really great that these wind socks are made using up-cycled milk bottles too and the handles are just perfect for little ones to hold onto while they're playing with them.

You Will Need:

Empty Plastic Milk Bottle
Crepe Paper or Tissue Paper or Ribbons (or a combination)
Optional: Stickers/Tinsel/glitter etc.


  1. Remove the lid and cut the bottom off the milk bottle just below the handle.
  2. Cut your paper/ribbons into long strips. Ours are 3cm wide and 70cm long. An easy way to cut the paper is to roll it up first and then snip through all the layers at the same time.
  3. Staple a piece of paper or ribbon length on to the open end of the milk bottle.
  4. Work your way around the whole open end of the milk bottle until it is full of paper strips.
  5. You could leave it plain or add on any other decorations you like; perhaps some tinsel or glitter or stickers to suit the time of year you're making them in.
  6. Take it out into the wind and have fun!

Emma, a Mummy to 3, a teacher and early years trainer passionate about using crafts and creativity to inspire and promote learning, communication, play and FUN across the age ranges.

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