Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fun with Air - Windsock Craft

Mini Windsock Craft

Here is an arts and craft project that I just recently found in the April 2011 Issue of Family Fun magazine. I think its a good fit for this unit on MATTER. My version is a little bigger and I am using string instead of embroidery floss and a hard plastic straw instead of a chopstick.

Children can have fun with AIR (a gas) by flying their mini windsocks indoors or outdoors!

  • card stock
  • tissue paper
  • hard plastic straw (or chopstick)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • string, yarn (or embroidery floss)
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • crayons, paint (optional)


  • Measure and cut a 6 inch by 3 inch piece of card stock
  • Measure and cut a 6 inch by 1/2 inch piece of card stock.
  • The students may want to decorate the card stock with crayons, paint, etc.
  • Measure and cut a 6 inch by 6 inch piece of tissue paper.
  • Glue one edge of the tissue paper onto the large piece of card stock overlapping about 1/2 inch. This will be the inside of the windsock.
  • Cut the tissue paper into strips from the bottom up to the card stock.
  • Roll the card stock to form a tube and glue.
  • Attach the ends of the smaller piece of card stock to the non tissue paper end of the tube with glue to form a handle.
  • Thread the string under the handle and tie the string to the plastic straw or chopstick.
  • Have fun flying the mini windsock through the air (a gas) and wind (moving air).

Note: I found the hard plastic straws at Dollar Tree (12 straws for $1.00). They are called "Party Straws".

If you don't have card stock, I think a toilet paper roll covered with construction paper or wrapping paper might work even better.

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  1. Thanks for joining in the Fun Tuesday Hop

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  2. Oh my! This is fabulous! Love the idea!

    Would love for you to join Kids Get Crafty every Wednesday - Monday, currently

    Hope to see you there!


  3. That's such a cute idea!! bet it was fun to make too!

    Hope you have a great evening!


  4. Thanks for joining Wordless Weekly. When you get a chance please post the hop button on your blog. Thanks! Have a blessed week! Tamara @ God's Perfect Promises

  5. How brilliant & so simple! I can see this really going down well in classes. Thank you for much for linking to the Resource Centre. Hope to see you again!

  6. WOOHOO!!! Thank you for linking up with us! We sure do appreciate it!

    Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

  7. Very cute idea!!! I just may have to do this one soon!!

  8. (thank you for the link up :-))

  9. What a fun idea. I'm a new follower from the show your craft side hop. Hope you can take a moment and pop over to my blog also.

    Sandy~Cherished Handmade Treasures

  10. PS I have featured it on the "Weather Get Crafty" carnival :-)

    Thank you!


  11. Very nice- I love making Windsocks and great science tie in! Thanks for sharing it at The Sunday Showcase.
    Aimee @ Classified: Mom



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