Tin Can Flag Windsock {for the kiddies}

Tin Can Flag Windsock {for the kiddies}

I thought we would celebrate Flag Day today with an easy project that my adorable craft assistant could help me with. I love adding accessories to the garden and this time of year anything that has to do with the American Flag is even better! Re-using tin cans and left over craft materials make this an inexpensive fun project to share with your little ones!We began with a clean empty tin can with both ends removed. Our can was a little larger measuring 4 inches in diameter. Using navy acrylic paint my little guy went to town painting.Once completely dry, {ours only took about an hour with the gobs of paint used} drill four holes near the top of the can, across from one another. The streamers are made from ribbon. We used what was on hand which was 1 1/2in wide satin white and sheer red; however, any size or type of ribbon can be used. Each strip measured 20 inches long and we used a total of 8 for the can size we had.Each of the ribbons were attached to the end of the can {opposite of the holes} using a glue gun.For the hanger, we cut four pieces of twine roping which were knotted at one end. Thread each piece through the drilled holes {the knot will stop each piece}and tie all of the ends together at the top in one knot.

We dressed up our can with a few wooden stars that were painted white; simply hot glued on.

A cute way to get into the spirit of the holiday!

Happy Flag Day! Enjoy!

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  1. Stephanie this is adorable!! Love that your little helper helped you out. It is a great patriotic craft and outdoor decoration. Thanks for sharing!


  2. OH my! Me and my little Mr. will definitly be making one of these… or two 🙂 Thanks!!

  3. That is adorable. I’m going to have to see if I can pull together one of those before the 4th!

  4. Love it! TFS!

  5. I SOOO love this craft! Anything that the kids can join in on is always great in my book! The fact that it is making flags is even better! Thanks for showing this. My kids and I will definitely be making it this week!
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  6. Wow! What a fun project! Simple and kid friendly and easily changed up for the different months/holidays!
    Love it!

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

  7. LOVE this idea! I can’t wait to save a few tin cans and but my daughter to work. 🙂 Thanks!

  8. This is a FABULOUS idea!! Thanks for reminding me that it’s Flag Day. I’d almost forgotten. What a great way to involve the kids, too!

  9. that is such a cute idea! love all your tin can ideas lately- keep em comin’!

  10. Very fun and super creative – I am sure the kiddos had a blast!


  11. Very cute! Perfect for this time of year. And you little one looked so cute painting!

  12. Cute idea! Great for my girls to try. I am stopping by for Monday Marketings. Come stop by if you get a chance. I am looking for sponsors Blogmania and Blog Fest if you are interested. Have a wonderful week!

  13. That is a great idea! Turned out great!

  14. Seriously one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a while, i love how simple and easy it is, great job mama! =D

  15. I love this idea! It turned out great!!! I just want to let you know that I stop by here often. I know, I am bad at commenting. Last time, I was at my mom’s, my sister and I browsed your site for a long time. (It was her first time here.) You are one of my favorite blogs. Everything you do looks so professional and you are sooo creative! I also LOVE your house, my favorites are your toy room and craft room. You also make everything look so easy. I could go on and on but you get the point. Have a great week.

  16. Stephanie I love this idea! I am going to make a version of this with the boys for the 4th of July! Thanks for posting.

  17. Great idea! Perfect for the kids!


  18. What a great idea! I love it – I think I am going to make one this weekend, thank you!

  19. A windsock!!!! I never would have thought to make one. Now I am going to have multiple windsocks in my yard and my family is getting a bunch, too. Truly clever one!

  20. This is just too cute, Stephanie! 🙂

  21. How cute! And I love that your little one helped! Makes it all the more special.

    I’d love for you to link up this Thursday for Fab Finds for the Fourth @ http://muralmaker1.blogspot.com.

  22. Wonderful project…something fun to try with my girls for the 4th of july!!

  23. That is a great idea! Love the fact that kids can participate and make one!

  24. i seriously, seriously love, love, love this! you had your little man help, it screams summer, it is patriotic, and it is super cheap! you are a genius!

  25. A-Mazing!!! I NEED to make these… and I have everything on hand, even better!

  26. This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

  27. Cute craft project and I love that you used a recycled can in the project. I stumbled it too. Best wishes.

  28. This is a wonderful idea! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m now a follower over here 🙂

  29. OH HOW CLEVER!!!! I love this idea!

  30. Very clever! I love how you used something that would have just gone into the recycling can at my house!

  31. What a cute idea. I love that your kiddo got to help!

    I’m hosting a giveaway and I’d love it if you stopped by!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  32. This is so much fun! I love crafts that involve children. I normally don’t leave links (although I did on your flower caddy project) but I am involved in a Crafty Can challenge and you can find the info here if you are interested. http://www.lifeonpossomtrot.com/2010/06/you-can-be-crafty-challenge.html Really terrific windsock idea 😉

  33. I love it! I love it when you can find a way to recycle and use up scraps and it turns out looking so great!!!

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  35. After I saw this I got the stuff so Bub and I can make a few.
    We are using tin cans and Gatorade containers and Bub voted for yellow wooden stars.
    Now my kids are begging for can veggies so we can fill our tree with “wind socks”!

  36. Super cute, my kids would love to make one.

  37. I am a follower and absolutely love this! Will be linking back this week!

  38. Stephanie,
    What a fun project! I’m sure your little craft assistant loved making it too. Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
    Have a safe and happy holiday!

  39. just wanted to stop by and let you know i featured this today! 🙂

  40. This is such an adorable project! I put the one we made on my blog today with a link to your post. Thanks!

  41. I love it! This is a must do with the kiddos.

  42. Thanks for the idea! I made one “with” my 3 year old…super easy and fun! Here’s a pic:


  43. We had a great time making this project!!! My 10 year old son I think had the most fun because I let him spray paint the can. (He is too cool to paint with a brush at 10) We put our knott on the outside of the can and it gave it a more rustic look. Thanks for the great idea!!! We really needed an inexpensive 4th of July decoration this year!!!

  44. I’ve just made one and it is indeed a fun easy project that adds colour to the yard! I’ve linked to your post.

    In appreciation,

    Wabi-Sabi Wanderer

  45. Oh, this is lovely. I plan to make some for our beach hut – but rather than heavy tins, I’ll use painted loo roll middles that will actually blow in the breeze.

  46. Great project, instructions and end result! Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th!!



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