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Make this colorful Recycled Tin Can Windsock kids craft with supplies you have at home! Quick, easy, and SUPER fun for all ages!

homemade tin can windsocks

It’s starting to feel like spring time around here, so to welcome the warm weather, the boys made these colorful recycled can windsocks to hang up outdoors! They’re SO simple to make, and they look awesome!

supplies for making tin can windsocks

How to Make Recycled Can Windsocks

Supplies Needed:

Tip: line the inside rim of the cans with a layer or two of thick masking or duct tape to avoid sharp edges!

kid decorating recycled can for windsock kids craft

Start by painting the can in colors of your choice.

small boy painting kids activity wind sock

We went with a rainbow color scheme over here, but you can use any colors that you prefer!

easy kids craft tin can windsocks

After the paint is dry, use glue to attach colorful ribbons to the bottom rim of the can. We also added a ribbon to the top of the can for hanging.

fun kids craft tin can windsocks

The boys were so proud of their work and LOVED how these turned out (and I agree!)!

quick and easy kids craft tin can windsocks

These recycled can windsocks would make a great addition to your yard or garden!

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  1. Hi Heidi, thanks so much for your wonderful ideas. It really helps with educating and homeschooling littles, and also making an impact with my nieces and nephews. I hope to eventually reuse some of your ideas at a later time if I have children of my own.

  2. Love your ideas! I work with individuals with developmental disabilities so these are great ideas for one and all!

  3. This is really a great idea to try at home, and also thanks for suggesting to tape the edges of the tin can. It can help children to remain safe.

    Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi there! What type of paint did you paint the cans with? Also, what type of ribbon did you use? I want to be sure these products can survive the elements of rain and such…

      Thank You!

  4. Love this idea-what kind of glue do you recommend for the ribbon on the tin can? We typically use glue sticks or Elmer’s glue but it never seems to hold. Also do you have a recommendation for glue for buttons on the tree? I noticed that project on your list too. Thanks so much!

    1. I like Elmer’s Craft Bond glue (it’s more heavy duty than their basic School Glue) or a low temperature glue gun for both projects! 🙂