How To Make A Palm Tree Inspired Windsock

Here is an illustrated guide on how I  made a palm tree inspired windsock.
Here is an illustrated guide on how I made a palm tree inspired windsock.

Windsocks are easy to make, and can be constructed out of paper. I love palm trees, so I decided to create this palm tree inspired windsock. The brown sock is supposed to be the palm tree trunk, and the streamers are reminiscent of palm fronds swaying in the wind.

I used a ruler to mark off the areas on the paper where I want to make the streamers. I used transparent tracing paper to create the streamers.
I used water paint to create alternating light and dark shades of green stripes on the transparent paer.  This will give the look of the different shades illuminated from sun drench palm fronds.
I used water paint to create alternating light and dark shades of green stripes on the transparent paper. This will give the look of the different shades illuminated from sun drench palm fronds.
I cut the streamers along the marks I had drawn on the paper.
I cut the streamers along the marks I had drawn on the paper.
I took a sheet of water color paper and painted it with black lines, and then painted over that with brown paint.  These was meant to mimic the ridges found on palm trees.
I took a sheet of water for water color paints, and painted it with black lines, and then painted over that with brown paint. These was meant to mimic the ridges found on palm trees.
Here I stapled the green streamers to what will be the sock portion of the decoration.
Here I stapled the green streamers to what will be the sock portion of the decoration.
I used the stapler to make cylinder out of the brown paper, which will mimic the trunk of a palm tree.
I used the stapler to make cylinder out of the brown paper, which will mimic the trunk of a palm tree.
I added brown yarn to the wind sock to hang it from the ceiling.
I added brown yarn to the wind sock to hang it from the ceiling.
This palm tree windsock is made entirely out of paper, and illustrates how crafts can be made on a budget.
This palm tree windsock is made entirely out of paper, and illustrates how crafts can be made on a budget.

So yes I have an upside down palm tree, but it looks like it is just bending in the wind when there is actual wind blowing through it. This is a palm tree inspired windsock, not a palm tree made out of paper. This is my take on the palm tree as a windsock, and you can see the video documents how I created this paper craft.

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