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A wind spinner is really easy to make from soda bottles, and they look great hanging from a branch of a tree in your yard. They easily catch the wind ...
An empty plastic two-liter pop bottle Colored electrical tape, or labeling tape Scissors Flexible tape measure Pen or pencil Exacto knife Paper ...
Begin your pop bottle wind spinner by rinsing it out well, and removing all the labels, as best as you can.
Run lengths of colored electrical tape around the middle of the pop bottle, as shown. This will also help cover any of the label that still might be s...
Measure along the top tape strip with a flexible measuring tape. Use a pen or pencil to measure off 3/4 inch sections.
Using an exacto knife, cut a vertical strip down the length of the pop bottle at each 3/4 inch mark. Begin at the top of the tape strip, or about at t...
Next, squish down the pop bottle. This will make the strips flare out. When they do, pinch each strip in the middle to create a fold.
The next step is to angle the strips by making folds at the top and bottom, so the wind can catch them. To do this, begin at the top. Make a 45 degree...
Now, at the bottom of each strip, make a 45 degree fold to the left.
You can also add other details to the wind spinner. Here I cut little triangles out of the tape and decorated the top and bottom of the pop bottle.
Now you are ready to make the top for your pop bottle wind spinner. Make a hole in the top of the pop bottle cap. The easiest way to do this is by hea...
Push the wire ends of the paper clip through the top hole of the bottle cap. Fan out the wire ends inside the cap to anchor into place.
Screw on the pop bottle cap, add a string for hanging, and you are ready to hang your wind spinner!
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Posted:Jan 10, 2009
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