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    Springtime weather is almost always windy. Here's a fun way to "catch the wind" this Easter.
    You will need:

    white glue
    masking tape
    piece of elastic or strong rubber band (big enough to go around the lid)
    an over-sized jar lid or a circle of thick, heavy-duty cardboard, about 3 to 4 inches in diameter
    a length of coloured fabric ribbon 8 1/2 feet long and 1/2 to 1 inch wide (this is for the handle -- florists are a good source for lengths of inexpensive ribbon)
    8 to 10 lengths of assorted coloured fabric ribbon, at least 4 feet long and 1/2 to 1 inch wide
    one 8 inch piece of ribbon or material about 1 inch wide (this is to cover the side of the lid)
    a piece of coloured felt (enough to cut into a circle shape to cover the top of the lid)
    a piece of paper, same size and shape as the felt circle

    Now just follow these directions:

    Stick the circular piece of paper to the felt. Then cut a slit (big enough for the ribbon to go through) through both paper and felt.
    Drape the longest piece of ribbon over the lid and adhere with a little masking tape. Stick the paper-backed felt to the lid, pulling enough of the ribbon through the slit. Glue down both sides of the ribbon to the lid to make a looped handle. Allow to dry. Wrap the piece of elastic around the lid and equally space the lengths of ribbon beneath it. (The elastic holds the ribbon in place while you arrange the others.)
    Secure each piece of ribbon in place with glue.
    Then glue the 8 inch piece of ribbon around the jar lid, concealing the elastic and the ends of the ribbons. Make sure to allow all glue to dry thoroughly before hanging outside on a deck or near an open window to catch the breeze.
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