Recycled Water Bottle Wind Spinners

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

We generally try not to use disposable water bottles, but every now and then something takes place where they really are the most logical option. I mentioned earlier that I recently attended my nephew's graduation party. The party was one of those occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we cleaned up after the party I hated to see all those empty bottles. Don't get me wrong, they were recycled, but I still felt like there must be something interesting I could use them for, so I stole some. That is when I discovered this great idea from Happy Hooligans. I knew my son would love making these!

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

We started with a pile of bottles that I had washed and dried (I didn't bother drying the insides), a collection of sharpies, and a towel to protect my table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

We colored all over the bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

in assorted patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

It really doesn't matter too much what they look like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

Then I cut off the bottoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

Just the base,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

and started cutting in a spiral towards the top,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

stopping when I reached the top rounded section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

This is basically what you end up with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

I piled them onto a dowel I had lying around, though I think I may change it to a stick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spinners

 

 

 

I love the way they turned out, they add so much fun color to the yard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more fun projects to do with the kids:

Nature Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skateboard Swing

Nautical Signal Flags Wall Decor
Shadow Box Flower Pot and Bird Feeder
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