Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Crepe Paper Windsock

Supplies Needed:
  • Construction paper - size depends on what size you want your wind sock
  • *You can use foam sheets or printer paper depending on how durable you'd like your wind sock to be.

  • Crepe paper cut into 12" or longer lengths - as many colors as you'd like

  • Scissors

  • Stapler or tape

  • Hole Punch

  • Yarn

  • Materials for decorating (foam stickers, glitter glue, gems, markers, etc...)


Have your child(ren) decorate the paper with the materials you collected for decorating. When your little one is finished decorating have them choose their crepe paper colors or sequence as you roll the sheet lengthwise into a cylinder. Using the tape or stapler, secure it to hold the cylendar shape.

Punch 4 holes of equal distance apart from the top, near the edge. Tie a piece of yarn to each hole. Join the pieces of yarn in the middle and tie a knot. This will be a great handle as your little one runs about to see the crepe flowing behind them. Once thier finished they can help you find a great place to hang it.

On the opposit end, staple or tape the crepe paper to the bottom. When using tape, I let my 3 year olds put the crepe paper on then I tape it down.

This can also be done with toilet paper rolls!

Once your windsock is blowing in the wind, this is a great time discuss weather and wind with your little explorer.

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