While I am not advocating using plastic bottles, if you do happen to have a couple of them lying around then this plastic bottle wind spinner is the perfect way to upcycle them.

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To make your plastic bottle wind spinner you will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Sharpies
  • Scissors
  • String

plastic bottle wind spinner

Colour the bottle in.

Next cut of the bottom of the bottle. Then cut up towards the neck of the bottle in a spiral pattern.   The tightness of the spirals will really depend on how big cut them. With one I made really thick spirals, which meant it kept its bottle shape. On the other one they were very thin spirals which made it dangle down more.

Create a hole in the lid using a sharp pair of scissors, then thread a piece of string through the hole and tie it off.

Screw the lid back on and hang it up outside.

When there is a wind it should spin nicely. I really love how you get a coloured shadow from it.

If you enjoyed making this plastic bottle wind spinner make sure you check out my painted salt structure and wax paper sun catchers.

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Turn old plastic bottles in beautiful plastic bottle wind spinners

 

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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