Activity: Blowin' in the wind
- 11x17 inch construction paper, foil, scissors, glitter, sparkly stickers, glue, hole punch, yarn, crepe paper streamers or strips of fabric, stapler
- 30 minutes
- Art & design; weather, climate & atmosphere
Windsocks are great for both spring and fall. Not only are windsocks beautiful to look at, your child can use them to identify which direction the wind is coming from. Follow these instructions to guide your child as she creates a colorful windsock:
- Have your child cut various shapes from different colored pieces of paper or tin foil and glue them onto the outside of a piece of construction paper. Continue to decorate using glitter, sparkly stickers, sequins, etc.
- Let dry and staple the sides of the construction paper together so that it forms a tube.
- Cut 14-inch strips of crepe paper streamers or strips of fabric and glue to the inside bottom of the windsock.
- Hole punch the top of the tube and tie yarn in a large ring.
- Hang outside where you can watch it catch the wind!
Ask your child why we might want to know the direction of the wind (to predict the weather and storms, to assist airline pilots). Help your child to build connections!
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