We had a couple leftover paper towel rolls sitting around so I thought the kids could make a rainbow wind catcher with it! It was a fun art project for them to do for St. Patrick's Day. It's very frugal to make as you only use things from around the house!
You will need a recycled paper towel roll, paint, floss, ribbon, green paper, paintbrush, and a scissors.
Start by cutting off one little piece of the paper towel roll. If you look closely the roll already has white lines that will guide the kids when painting.
Paint the whole paper towel roll rainbow colors then let it stand straight up to dry.
Once it dries, poke two small holes on the top and tie a piece of floss through. I just noticed we should of poked holes on the red side, oops! :)
Next, grab some green ribbon (this was leftover from Christmas) and tape three pieces on the inside of the roll. You could add more if you want more movement in the wind.
I grabbed a shamrock picture from google search and pasted it in a word document. Using a green piece of paper, we printed it and had the kids cut out a couple to glue onto the green ribbon.
Hang the piece of floss on a tree branch and let it blow in the wind! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
If you liked this one, check out my other St. Patrick’s Day Crafts!