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  • http://www.funfindsforfamilies.com/ Alissa

    Woo hoo! We have a TON of plastic bags ready to recycle – maybe we’ll be recycling them into these instead! Thanks for the idea. 

  • Paola

    Love this! Definitely a project my daughter would love to do!  Thanks for the tips.

  • PlayDrMom

    Perfect!  What a fun idea!  I can’t wait to try it out with my kiddos!

  • http://www.atouchofblue.co.nz/ Roseanne

    we made three like this about
    two months ago.. they have lasted well … even survived several
    storms! we used plain supermarket bags which we then drew on with
    permanent markers before slicing them up.

  • http://www.iyampam.com/ Pammy Pam

    this activity is perfect for little hands!

  • Mamamiasheart2heart

    This is such a fun and simple craft for the little ones!! Love it :)

    ~MiaB

  • Cynthia Lee

    I LOVE this!  I will be stealing this idea for my daughter’s class.  PERFECT for an Earth Day craft!!

  • http://creativefamilyfun.net/ Terri

    I love this! We’re always a fan of making things from recycled materials. Usually you can’t hang kid-made windsocks outside, but this one you can! Love, love that!

  • Julia Deering

    Great idea! We’ll definitely be trying this.

  • Kristen @ Busy Kids Happy Mom

    Gosh this is great!  I’d love to try it on one of these nice spring days!

  • smallfriendly

    What a cool idea, perfect for this time of year! I can’t wait to make one with my son!

  • Roopa Shri

    What a fun idea  and great timing for spring and earth day too:) Love it, thanks for sharing!

  • Crystal Underwood

    What a great idea, and a fun Spring activity!  I can’t wait to make one!

  • Esther

    We heart Upcycled projects and love the idea of upcycling plastic bags

  • Rebekah Patel

    We made a windsock last year, but out of paper, so it didn’t last long.  I love this idea since it is more durable and it’s made out of upcycled materials!

  • Dinosaursandoctopuses

    Fantastic idea! I really love that it’s recycled and the fact that it’s waterproof makes it perfect. Great springtime activity!

  • http://twitter.com/Babypop Sherry Aikens

    such a cute Idea!  I love the idea of doing this while at the camper

  • http://www.teachpreschool.org Teach Preschool

    Love the simplicity of this idea!

  • http://www.mommy-labs.com/ Rashmie | Mommy Labs

    I LOVE this idea! No matter how hard I try to not use plastic bags, we end up having a few in our home. Upcycling those into this fun project will be a great use. 

  • mansi shankar

    Remind me of my childhood. We use to tie string onto both handles of a simple plastic carry bag and fly them as kites on windy days. Great Idea.

  • http://theoutlawmom.com/ Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog

    Cool idea!  I love that it’s waterproof.  We’ve made ones out of construction paper, but they wouldn’t hold up in the weather we’ve been having lately.  I have all of the materials on hand, so we’ll be making one of these this month!

  • Charlotte @ Make, Do & Friend

    What a great idea! We live in the UK and are known for our wet Summers so this is perfect. Love that you are upcycling stuff I’d normally throw away too!

  • http://www.athomewithali.net/ Ali @ At home with Ali

    What a great  idea. I love using materials that I already have too!

  • Jdaniel4smom

    What a wonderful way to reuse bags!

  • Melinda

    cute but we never have soda bottles, I’ll try with a milk jug, it’ll be squarish but still look good

  • Amie

    Thanks for this great idea, I made these with my little ones on Friday afternoon and we spent ages watched them in the wind.  The colourful bags we have used have helped cheer up the higher parts of our garden too and our front door is now welcoming with them there too!

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