Here in my daycare, we love to make homemade yard ornaments using found or recycled materials. We’ve made dozens of simple wind chimes and whirligigs over the years, and I think these colourful water bottle wind spirals are one of my favourites yet!
To make them, you just need empty water bottles and Sharpie markers.
Colour your water bottles entirely, cut off the bottom and then cut the rest of the bottle into a spiral, leaving the shoulders and neck of the bottle intact.
Slide the neck of the bottle over the branch of a tree, and watch them bounce and dance in the wind!
Head on over to CBC Parents for my step-by-step instructions!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.