Inspirational Windsock

inspirationalwindsock An inspirational project that includes active play!

Goals:

  • To make an inspirational windsock
  • To encourage creative thinking

Before You Start: Gather materials needed for activity: Liquid Watercolor™ Texas Snowflakes, Liquid Watercolor™ paint, inspirational stampers, metallic stamp pads, bingo bottles, eyedroppers, watercolor paintbrushes, tipped lacing cord and crepe paper streamers. Pre-fill bingo bottles.

Let's Get Started! Step 1. Using Colorations® Liquid Watercolor, dye the jumbo coffee filter with Bingo Bottle, eyedroppers or brushes.

Step 2. Let it dry thoroughly (for about 45 minutes).

Step 3. Moving around the coffee filter, fold each side up about 3".

Step 4. Staple each section down.

Step 5. When all sides are folded, the filter will be a rectangle.

Step 6. Roll the rectangle into a tube shape and staple each end.

Step 7. Glue the middle section.

Step 8. Once the windsock is made, have the children use Inspirational Stampers and Metallic Stamp Pads to stamp on the windsock.

Step 9. Punch four holes at the top. Use four pieces of lacing cord to attach to the holes.

Step 10. Tie all four pieces of cord together at the ends.

Step 11. Staple or glue strips of tissue or crepe paper to the bottom of the windsock.

Step 12. And finally, take the windsocks outside and let the breeze blow through them!

Furthermore: Children can run with the windsocks to see how the wind makes them fly. Ask the children to look for other windsock in their own neighborhoods. They are sometimes placed along some highways and used at airports. See if you can spot one!

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