Did you have a nice Independence Day? I really enjoy all the fun and family time that surrounds this summer holiday, but it always sneaks up on me. This year I didn't put up any decorations until July 3rd! The afternoon of the 3rd wasn't the nicest in terms of weather, so we finally got around to making a project I had in mind. I found the instructions for a Wind Sock made from an aluminum can on a blog I follow, Echos of Laughter, but as usual I didn't have all the "proper" materials on hand so it has my own twist. I should also point out that the blog is Canadian, so I switched up the theme from Canada Day to Independence Day.
First I emptied out and cleaned out three aluminum cans, and then punched two holes in one end to thread the hanger (yarn) through. The kids decorated strips of white paper with red and blue crayons.
Then we glued the white strips around the outside of the cans, and "sqweezded hawd" until the glue dried a bit.
Next we cut long thin strips of red and blue construction paper to use as streamers. Ribbon or tissue paper might have been a better choice, but I didn't have any on hand.
Last, we took the strips and glued them inside the bottom edge of the can (watch out for sharp edges).
The weather was too damp to try them outside right way, so Ian created his own wind and was pleased with the results.
Then they were hung up in the kitchen window until the weather dried out,
which it did on Independence Day.
I hope you all had as much fun at parades and fireworks as we did this year.
Happy Independence from Britain!
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