Art Project #18; Water Bottle Windsock

We made a water bottle windsock and I just love how it looks hanging out in the sun!

We were looking for a quick and easy craft project yesterday as part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge and the boys saw some of these colorful water bottle spirals on my Pinterest page; they could not wait to get started!

Want to know how to make one?  They're so simple.

Empty water bottle
Sharpie markers in a variety of colors
Spray Varnish
Wire or string

Taking our clean water bottles, we removed all the labeling and started coloring them with markers.  We made sure to fill up the entire outside of the water bottle with colors.

Evan really enjoyed this project!

Once colored we sprayed the entire bottle with varnish.  I am hopeful that by spraying them with varnish the colors will hold up longer in the sun, rain, and elements.

We waited for the varnish to dry and then we cut the bottom off of each water bottle and using our scissors began to cut the bottle in a spiral pattern.

We decided to combine all four water bottle spirals into one giant wind sock.  I layered the mouthpieces of each water bottle inside one another and threaded some thing wire through them.  Then I knotted the ends together and made a little hanger.

So simple and so adorable!

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 8: Oil pastel flowers
Project 9: Fingerprint dandelions 
Project 10: Beaded Sun Catchers
Project 11: Bird Crafts and Snacks
Project 12: Color Mixing Butterflies
Project 13: Water Gun Art 
Project 14: Using Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouette Paintings 
Project 16: Painting Pet Rocks
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist 

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  1. We are TOTALLY doing this soon! I love it!

  2. This turned out really cool. I love it! Thanks for joining the Family Joy Linky Party. :)

  3. These are beautiful! Great job, I hope the varnish holds up the colors.

    1. Thanks; they did fade a but but lasted better than I thought they would.

  4. What a fabulous and fun project!!

    1. Thanks. We just loved how colorful they looked in our garden too.

  5. This is so cool looking! And easy, which is always a bonus. ;)

  6. Wow! This is so clever! It is very simple and effective too. I am so pinning this too! :) xx

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

  7. What a fun project! I picked this as one of my features from the Summertime Fun Link Party!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 18 for Crafting with Bottles and Jars, open May 30 to June 10. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

  9. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 19 for Cleaning and Organizing, from my previous linkup for Crafting with Bottles and Jars, open June 15 to 25. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.


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