I got this idea from the Brilliant Beginnings Preschool blog and modified it. Here's what you need to make one like ours:
Empty canister (we used a grits canister... gotta love the South!)
Crepe Streamers in Red and White
Thin Cardboard (we used a Cheerios box)
Twine or String
Glue Gun or other strong glue
1. Make sure your canister has both ends open. We had to cut the bottom off of ours.
2. Wrap blue felt around canister and secure with hot glue. Then use the glue to secure a strip of white ribbon around the top. You could put ribbon on the top and bottom.
3. Cut long strips of red and white crepe paper streamers and tape them to the inside of the canister. Alternate the red and white.
If you're brave and/or crazy, let your preschooler cut them himself.
4. Draw stars on your piece of cardboard; cut them out and wrap them in aluminum foil. Your foil only needs to be slightly larger than the star itself. Glue them onto your blue felt.
Notice the triangle? That was Becton's star!
5. Punch three holes under the ribbon trim and use twine/string to hang it.
6. Hang it on a hook outside or on a tree limb and then sit back and feel patriotic!
We want YOU to make a wind sock!
(I promise he did the Uncle Sam finger point on his own!)Happy Fourth of July!!