Sometimes children come to you presenting their recent find. Usually in the case of my daughter this is a book, a toy or something she’s found in the garden such as a snail shell. On this particular day she came to me with the cardboard roll left over from storing paper towels. I’d recently seen one being used as the body of a wind sock in April's edition of Mother & Baby magazine and knew we had the rest of the materials scattered around the house. So I gathered up all the components and set to work on the creation.
To create this little windsock you will need a cardboard roll, scissors, coloured tissue paper, tape and sticky backed paper.
First of all I took to cutting strips of coloured tissue paper and taped them to the end of the roll so they could blow freely in the wind. Then I covered the roll with sticky backed paper and cut it to size. That is really all that went into the making of our windsock but if your little one loves stickers, washi and glitter glue too then you could make yours even more elaborate. My girls are at an age where they can’t use scissors but eldest could have painted the roll under my supervision.
As you can see it worked really well in the wind so much so that we were aware it may fly off! This little project is a great way to teach children about the wind and the colours.
If you are home schooling then I can see this lesson being easily drawn out with a reading of the delightful fairytale The Three Little Pigs. Sadly this is one book we don’t have in our possession at present but it is now on my radar to make sure I get.
What have you created with your children recently?