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Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners

2016-05-27 by Zina Harrington

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These super-simple American flag wind spinners, made with a paper plate, are the perfect patriotic craft for kids of all ages. Thanks to our Blog Ambassador Zina of Becoming Unbusy for sharing this fun diy project!

Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners - Celebrate Independence Day with this easy children's art project *Love these! Perfect for Labor Day weekend too.

The holiday weekend is upon us! Have the kids celebrate and honor our country (and the people who’ve served it) with this American flag craft project. Get them involved by creating and decorating the yard with these easy patriotic wind spinners.

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Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners

Optional Materials:

American Flag Wind Spinners

Step 1: Paint red & white stripes symbolizing the original colonies. You won’t be able to fit all thirteen on your plate, but it is good to chat with the kids about what the stripes symbolize.

For younger children, consider using painter’s tape to keep things simple.

Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners

Carefully peel the painter’s tape to show your little one their white stripes. Older kids, can skip the painter’s tape and free-hand the stripes. In both instances, let the red paint dry completely before moving to the next step.

Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners

Step 2: Flip the paper plate and paint the entire other side blue. Set aside and wait for paint to completely dry. It is said the blue in our flag represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. All great talking points over this patriotic holiday.

Optional: Have your child add white dots of paint on the blue side of the plate to represent the stars, our fifty-states, on the flag.

Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners - Celebrate Independence Day with this easy children's art project *Love these! Perfect for Labor Day weekend too.

Step 3: Cut a spiral line from the outer edge and work towards the center.

Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners - Celebrate Independence Day with this easy children's art project *Love these! Perfect for Labor Day weekend too.

Step 4: Add twine and have the kids help decide where to hang them for the day. We had ours up next to the flag for the afternoon. They look great dangling from trees too! For long-term use, showcase them inside away from potential rain.

Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners - Celebrate Independence Day with this easy children's art project *Love these! Perfect for Labor Day weekend too.

Check out this short Instagram video of our patriotic spiral spinners in action.

Have fun creating holiday decorations with the kids!

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P.S. While we waited for our paint to dry, the girls and I enjoyed some fresh fruit. My little ladies came up with the idea of creating a watermelon spiral spinner. Check out the final decoration here.

SEE FULL WATERMELON WIND SPINNER TUTORIAL

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Zina Harrington

Zina is the author of Let’s Lasso the Moon and Becoming UnBusy, where she inspires parents and children to interact creatively and enjoy the beauty of everyday moments. Facebook | Pinterest | Blog | Instagram

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