4th of July Windsocks

by Tara Saltzburg

Hey There,


It's hard to believe but The 4th of July is already upon us! The weather has been b-e-a-utiful so we decided to have some outdoor fun with this easy paper craft. It incorporates bubbles and, well, kids seem to be really into bubbles. This is one of our favorite summer activities for kids and we love how they turned out!  

Outdoor Kids' Windsock Craft For The 4th of July

Here's What You Need:

  • Bubbles
  • Variety of Bubble Blowers
  • Red and Blue Food Coloring
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • White Paper (we used card stock)
  • Red and Blue Tissue Paper cut into 1" strips
  • Hole Punch
  • Tape
  • Stapler (We decided to secure the windsocks with staples since tape wasn't doing the trick)
Craft Supplies for 4th of July windsock activity


Here's What You Do:

1. Pour bubbles into two separate containers and add some food coloring to get the desired red and blue colors.

Bubbles dyed with red food coloring and blue food coloring
2. Lay the paper flat on the ground. Dip bubble blowers into bubbles and blow directly onto the paper in random spots. The bubble guns created a great look!
kids blowing colored bubbles on paper 1
kids blowing bubbles on paper 2
kids blowing bubbles on paper 3
Paper covered with red and blue bubbles
3. Allow to dry for 20-30 minutes.
Papers drying on line
4. Roll paper into a cylinder and secure with a few staples.
Stapling windsock together
5. Use tape to secure tissue paper streamers inside the bottom half of windsock. 
Attaching tissue streamers to windsock
6. Punch a hole on opposite sides of the top of the windsock.
Punching holes in windsock
Little girl punching holes in windsock
7. Use some pipe cleaner to create a handle.
Boy assembling handle on windsock
8. Let those windsocks fly for the Fourth of July!
Kids holding finished windsock paper craft
Final product windsocks blowing in the wind
Individual windsock blowing in the wind
These kids went home a little messy but very happy. This easy kids' paper craft gets a big thumbs up from us. Give it a try!
Have a happy and safe holiday!

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Tara Saltzburg

About The Author

Tara Saltzburg founded Westyn Baby when her son was an infant battling severe eczema. She was always on the lookout for products that would minimize the irritation and ease his discomfort, but safe, non-irritating pajamas proved difficult to find. Tara started Westyn Baby in 2016 with a mission to create better, safer sleepwear for kids - sleepwear that's exceptionally soft, flame-retardant free, sensitivity-friendly, and durable. Read more about WB sleepwear.

Tara was born and raised at the NJ shore and attended Penn State University, where she played soccer and discovered her love of mountain life. She is a mom of one boy and hopes to eventually have enough kids to form some sort of athletic team. She and her family currently reside in Central Pennsylvania and spend the summers in Stone Harbor, NJ.

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