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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Cut a spiral line from the outer edge and work towards the center.
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.
Check out this short Instagram video of our patriotic spiral spinners in action.
Have fun creating holiday decorations with the kids!
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.
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