Ribbon WindsockAugust 6, 2012 4:47 am Craft Trends, Crafts, Home Decor, Kid's Crafts, Summer, Techniques and Mediums
By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog Geek with Glasses.
This ribbon windsock is a pretty decoration for the summer. The project takes no time and teaches children a basic square knot to tie the ribbons tight. Make one this afternoon and enjoy a glass of lemonade as you watch it blowing in the breeze.
- The inside ring of an embroidery hoop
- Fishing line or beading string
- Lobster clasp with a swivel
First cut ribbon strips to 24″ each. We used a lot because our hoop was large. You will want enough ribbons to go around the hoop without too much of the hoop showing. Next take the ribbon fold it in half over the hoop and tie a square knot, right over left – left over right and pull tight. Continue until you have used all you ribbons and made it around the hoop.
Then using the fishing line or beading string cut 4 lengths to tie to the hoop at the quarter marks, tie those to a lobster clasp that has a swivel on it. That will be used to hang the windsock.
When it spins in the wind the swivel will let it twist without tangling up on its self. So easy, enjoy.