Springtime is full of flowers and all things pretty - and sneezy. We have two full-blown allergy Sneezys (and they're pretty Grumpy and Sleepy too) in the house right now, and since we are spending a small fortune on allergy meds these days, we are going to be crafty with things we already have in the house, like tissue paper and paper towel holders.
First up: A Windsock. Yeah, a windsock. I had the same question. What the heck is a windsock? Is it really a sock? That blows in the wind? Why would I want one? And is this what you do with the socks who lose a mate in the dryer? Cause if it is, then I have (literally) a drawer full of at least 100 socks searching for their partners, but somehow I don't think hanging them outside and watching them blow in the breeze is either pretty or helpful in finding their buddies.
As there were no pictures accompanying the windsock instruction that I found, I will share my version of a windsock, using all stuff we already had. But I said that already.
Take an empty paper towel roll (or a toilet paper if you want to make a smaller windsock) and use markers to color it - or paint if you are feeling the love, but I don't think I am today. You can use some stickers and have the little ones stick on the stickers or use foam pieces, preferably the sticky-backed kind so you don't even have to take out the glue.
Can you tell it's a lazy day?
Anyway, after it's all decorated, punch a few holes around one of the open edges of the paper towel roll and tie some pretty string/ribbon/yarn/streamers through the holes. Another way of doing this - and the way that I ultimately did it, was to give in and take out a glue stick. The ribbons that I tied through the holes weren't working for me. I didn't have streamers, but I did have tissue paper so I cut strips of tissue paper and used the glue stick to glue the tips of the tissue paper streamers to the inside of the paper towel roll. Makes sense?
Then turn the windsock over so the strings are hanging down. Punch two holes in the other end of the paper towel roll, opposite each other and run a string through them - a string that is long enough that when tied together at the ends can be hung from a nail or a hook outside and still dance away in the breeze.
Okay, fine, I looked it up. You're welcome. According to mapsofworld.com, "a windsock is a common weather instrument used for measuring wind speed and direction." Obviously, a very necessary item for one to have hanging outside their window.
A windsock. Everyone should have one of these. And now you do.
Next up: Tissue Paper flowers. They don't make you sneeze - and if by some chance you do sneeze, then hey, look, it's made from a tissue!
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