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Paper cup Earth windsocks craft

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Celebrate Earth Day with an easy and fun paper cup Earth windsocks craft. It is a great craft for kids as young as preschoolers but really all kids will enjoy making this DIY decoration.

Paper cup Earth windsocks craft

As much as we love paper plate crafts and we have added quite a few paper plate crafts to our Earth Day collection, we’re slowing switching to paper rolls and paper cups for the moment. We have made paper cup bee windsocks not long ago and now we’re using another paper cup for a new windsocks craft idea.

Easy Earth windsocks craft

Our Earth windsocks are to be found in our backyard, hung in an evergreen tree. It looks so nice and it brings a smile to my face whenever I look out the window or go outside.

Paper cup Earth craft for kids

We have a bunch a colored paper cups at hand, but if you don’t have a blue cup to start with, you can use a white one and paint it blue. Also if you ran out of paper cups, replace it with a paper roll. Paper rolls are great to use for windsocks. We used paper rolls to make these penguin windsocks or the Lorax windsocks.

Paper cup Earth windsocks craft

Paper cup Earth Day craft for preschoolers

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Easy paper cup Earth craft for kids

How to make a paper cup Earth windsocks craft

Start by tearing green paper into small pieces. Glue them randomly onto the blue paper cup.

green paper pieces

Use a heart punch to make a heart from red paper. If you don’t have a heart punch, draw a heart onto red paper and cut it out.

heart

Glue the heart onto the paper cup.

Cut 8 pieces of the crepe streamer of the same length: 4 green and 4 blue. Glue the streamer at the bottom of the paper cup, on the inside. Glue first the green crepe steamers followed by the blue streamers.

paper crepe streamers

Use a pencil to punch two holes at the top of the paper cup, one on each side of the bee. The holes should be across from one another so you could see through them.

holes in paper cup

Thread a yarn strand through the holes and tie the two ends together. Use a plastic yarn needle to make this step easier. Otherwise, you can also use fishing thread.

thread yarn through holes
Paper Cup Earth Windsocks Craft

Paper Cup Earth Windsocks Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Celebrate Earth Day with an easy paper cup Earth windsocks craft for kids.

Materials

  • blue paper cup
  • green and red paper
  • green and blue paper crepe streamers
  • yarn
  • glue

Tools

  • scissors
  • heart punch (optional)
  • plastic yarn needle (optional)

Instructions

    1. Start by tearing green paper into small pieces. Glue them randomly onto the blue paper cup.
    2. Use a heart punch to make a heart from red paper. If you don't have a heart punch, draw a heart onto red paper and cut it out.
    3. Glue the heart onto the paper cup.
    4. Cut 8 pieces of the crepe streamer of the same length: 4 green and 4 blue. Glue the streamer at the bottom of the paper cup, on the inside. Glue first the green crepe steamers followed by the blue streamers.
    5. Use a pencil to punch two holes at the top of the paper cup, one on each side of the bee. The holes should be across from one another so you could see through them.
    6. Thread a yarn strand through the holes and tie the two ends together. Use a plastic yarn needle to make this step easier. Otherwise, you can also use fishing thread.

Notes

If you don't have a blue paper cup, start with a white one and paint it blue. Also if you ran out of paper cups, replace it with a paper roll.

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