Camp Sunny Patch Session 5: Fourth of July Windsock

July 2, 2012 at 6:00 am 6 comments

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Camp Sunny Patch Session 5 is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by Camp Counselor Valerie Deneen. (Click here for a printable version.)

These red, white, and blue windsocks are such a festive way to decorate for the Fourth of July holiday! To make your own, you’ll need a sheet of paper, stamps/stamp pad, some party streamers, scissors, and a stapler.

Stars & Stripes Patriotic Windsock for Fourth of July

Invite your child over to stamp patriotic designs on the sheet of paper. We used the superstar stamp from the Melissa & Doug Classroom Stamp Set. It comes with a washable-ink stamp pad in both red and blue, as well as several gold star stickers–perfect for 4th of July!

Decorating the Stars & Stripes Patriotic Windsock

Next, cut 3 pieces of party streamers about the length of your arm. My daughter LOVED snipping the streamers for some early cutting practice!

Stars & Stripes Patriotic Windsock for Fourth of July

Fold the paper in half lengthwise, and draw parallel lines from the crease almost to the other edge. (Leave an inch or more between the end of the lines and the edge of the paper.) Then cut along the lines, as shown.

Bend the paper into a tube, and staple into place. Add a strip of paper for a handle, and staple the streamers to the bottom of the windsock.

Now you can either hang your windsock proudly for display . . . or, if you’re like my kids, run around with them like crazy monkeys.

Completed Stars & Stripes Patriotic Windsock for Fourth of July

Have fun!!

Completed Stars & Stripes Patriotic Windsock for Fourth of July


Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie Deneen is the author of  Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

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  • 3. Angel Adams  |  July 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I am behind in printing my stuff out… so I am playing catchup. But, evertime I click on the printable version of Session 5, I am linked to Session 4 activity. Can you please relink so that I can print it out.

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    • 4. melissaanddoug  |  July 23, 2012 at 7:05 am

      Thank you for letting us know! We will fix this ASAP 🙂 I’m so glad you’re playing along with Camp Sunny Patch.

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  • 6. Easy 4th of July Windsock Craft  |  July 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    […] & Doug with an easy craft for kids as part of Week 5 of Camp Sunny Patch. You can see how we made patriotic windsocks to either display proudly in your home, or if your kids are like mine, run around with them like […]

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