Looking for a simple craft for camping or to do with some extra paper plates? Then we have you covered with this Paper Plate Wind Sock Craft!
One of our favorite easy paper plate crafts is this wind sock craft!
Easy Kids Craft
More often than not, when I talk to people and tell them that I am a blogger and that I create crafts, recipes, parties, etc. They often follow up that statement by asking about crafts. I imagine this because there is an ambiguity to the word crafts and it intrigues them.
Are you creating things for decoration around your house or are you just keeping the kids busy? I think what I love the most is that it's all those things and so much more.
There are crafts like our rope bowls that anyone could do, or there are fun Halloween Footprint Crafts that are clearly targeted to toddlers and preschoolers. As long as it was made with HAPPY! This brings me to these rad paper plate windsocks.
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I'm not going to lie, I'm not sure if these fun crafts are a wind sock, wind dancer, or wind chime (that don't chime), but they are fun and bright and HAPPY and so take them as you will.
We recently had our grandparents visiting and so I had a few different projects lined up. Made with HAPPY Girl also was asking for something fun to hang in the ceiling in her room and so I started digging through my supplies and came up with these little easy paper crafts for the kids.
Here's how we made them.
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- Paper Plates - We went with three per wind sock
- Paints, glitter, beads, buttons, sequins - pretty much anything you want to decorate your plates with
- Shims - I'm obsessed with shims and so always have a pack or two on hand. I went with the longer shims (16 inches.)
- Twine, ribbon, or yarn
- Hole Puncher
How To Make This Wind Sock Craft
First, start with painting and decorating your paper plates and shims.
Let your imagination go wild on the plates.
We love the idea of letting the kid's creativity run wild on this craft.
I also love the idea of giving the kids scrap pieces so crepe paper and tissue paper to add to the paper plates.
The masterpiece windsock craft will be amazing regardless of what they come up with.
My youngest loves the color black and so we had three pretty much all black plates 🙂
Once your items have dried, it's time to put them together. Hole punch a hole at the top of each plate. Using your yarn, tie one end to the plate, and then using the stapler, the other end, staple to the back of the shim. I suggest using different length strings to give the windsocks dimension.
Lastly, add one piece of string to each end of the shim to use as the hanger. Viola, you have yourself the pretties paper plate windsocks! The kids absolutely love them and have each of them hung in their rooms!
This is a super simple art and craft for kids of all ages.
The kids love this windsock craft. I love that it's a rainbow windsock.
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- Hole Puncher
- Start with painting and decorating your paper plates and shims.
- Let them dry
- Once they are dry, punch a hole at the top of each plate. Using your yarn, tie one end to the plate and then using the stapler, the other end, staple to the back of the shim. I suggest using different length string to give the wind socks dimension.
- Lastly, add one piece of string to each end of the shim to use as the hanger.
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