Ahhh, the luxury of a wonderful breeze!  We’ve been enjoying them off and on here, as Fall flirts with us.  Want to savor the feeling? Here’s a simple craft idea for kids that captures the joy of any season all year long:

Materials Needed:

  • Colored construction paper (any color)
  • Washable paints, stamps, markers, crayons (your choice)
  • Embellishments such as sequins, stickers, glitter, fuzzy pom poms (the sky is the limit)
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Colored streamers
  • Tape
  • Hole-punch
  • String

Instructions:

  1. Encourage your child to draw, paint and/or otherwise decorate a sheet or construction paper, positioned horizontally. Let him design to his heart’s content; the more raw materials you provide, the more his imagination and creativity can flourish.
  2. When he is done, have him turn the paper over and dot the bottom inch of it with glue. Attach streamers (12+ inches works best) in alternating colors and lengths.
  3. Tape the edges of the paper together to form a hollow, cylinder shape.
  4. Punch two holes at opposite ends of the top of the cylinder and use string to create a hanger for your child’s flowing new windsock.
  5. Hang outside or from a ceiling and enjoy the beauty of your child’s homemade creation.

Signe Whitson, LSW is the mom of two wonderful little girls and loves crafting with them as much as possible. Signe is also the author of: How To Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens and has a new release coming this November: Friendship and Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying. During her spare time Signe enjoys sharing her talents with My Baby Clothes dot com, a store where you can find amazing baby clothes, beautiful tutus and sweet baby hats for your little ones.

One thought on “Making Windsocks: A Simple Craft Idea for Kids

  1. I had to write this down, this is something my Grandkids are going to love doing! I’m always looking for new things for them to do, Thanks so much for posting this! 🙂

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