- Tin Cans - cleaned
- Spray Paint or Craft Paint - red and white
- Cardboard or wax paper for template
- Ribbon - red and white
- Craft Glue or Glue Gun
- Twine or other string
- pencil (optional)
- Using the hammer and nail, poke two holes into the top of the can.
- Paint the can either red or white. Let it dry.
- Using the opposite colour paint, paint a maple leaf in the centre of the can. Let it dry.
- Meanwhile, cut lengths of red and white ribbon approximately 24 cm long each.
- Cut a length of twine approximately 2 feet long (or double the length you need it to be for hanging in your desired location).
- When the paint is dry, feed the twine through the two holes on the top of the can. Pull them through the opening and tie them together in a knot. It will be hidden in the can.
- Using glue, attach ribbons to the bottom of the can alternating between red and white.
- Hang your windsock proudly!
Think the kids will have trouble painting a maple leaf? Here are a few suggestions:
- Create a stencil that you can stick to the can and have them dab on the paint then remove the stencil.
- Pre-draw a maple leaf for them and have the kids fill it in with paint.
- Find a small maple leaf from a tree and use it like a stamp.
- Hand them a bunch of maple leaf stickers and let them go to town. They may not hold up as well in the long run but they'll look great on Canada Day!