Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Wind Sock

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Easy (667)      Under 5s (518)      Science (18)      Weather (7)      Wind (5)     


wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens
How windy is it today


Understanding the weather can be made into fun activities. This is a simple wind sock that young children will enjoy making. Once it's complete they can take it outside to see how windy it is and which way the wind is blowing.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
Paper
Felt tip pens
Tissue paper
Sticky tape
String

Method
Decorate a piece of A4 paper, you could use felt tip pens as my toddler did or try painting a design or using stickers.



wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens


Tape some strips of tissue paper onto the non decorated and long side of the paper. It's easier to cut strips part way but not all the way to the top.



wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens
You could also use ribbon or crepe paper


Roll the paper into a tube and tape shut.



wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens


Puncture a couple of holes at the end without tissue paper.



wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens



wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens


Feed through some string and tie the ends together.

Take the wind sock outside. There are lots of questions to answer. How fast is the wind? Which direction is it blowing? What happens if you put the wind sock in different places?



wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens



wind sock, wind, weather, weather vane, science, experiment, pre school, craft, felt tip pens


Categories
#Under 5s
#Easy
#Weather
#Wind
#Science
I like this Article - 11
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Claire Winlow
You can buy magnetic fishing toys for children but it's much more fun to make your own
7 likes
This is a lovely sticky activity to decorate eggs for Easter with tissue paper Time: 10 - 15 ...
7 likes
I love crafts that I can do with my three year old son that can then be played with afterwards
9 likes
These chocolate brownies are squidgy, gooey and delicious
9 likes
Paper plates are a must have staple in my kid's craft box
9 likes
Lino cutting and printing dates back to the early 1900's when artists in Germany used the techni...
10 likes
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
Bolognese is a favourite in my house
385 views
ID: 1641
[ Submit a Comment ]
Featured Articles
We recently discovered that creating a "play pizza" is just as fun as creating an edible one
by Lucy
8 likes
Trending Articles
Christmas is just around the corner and making gingerbread cookies is a fun cooking activity you can...
13 likes
We discovered that the natural pattern of Kiwi Fruit lends itself to being made into edible creature...
by Lucy
13 likes
Make these special treats to give away on Halloween
12 likes
Here is a fun way to encourage younger children to eat some fruit and maybe even participate in the ...
by Lucy
11 likes
Turn some spare jars into some cute minions for a minion themed kid's party or simply as decorations...
9 likes
As I'm sure many frustrated mamas have found out, toddlers love to pull tissues and nappy wipes fro...
9 likes
Postcard paper christmas tree bauble ornaments
9 likes
My daughter made one of these chocolate coin angel decorations at pre-school last year
9 likes
Make this hungry caterpillar paper art with magazine clippings
9 likes
If you expect a lot of children coming round trick or treating, or you're hosting a big Hallowe'en p...
9 likes
Categories
Under 5s (518)
Over 10s (348)
Any Age (330)
Baby (11)
Links (1)
Easy (667)
Medium (211)
Hard (34)
Featured on Other Hubs
Trending on Other Hubs
A sore throat can be extremely painful and debilitating
12 likes
What a better season to adop the camouflage trend than autumn? It's been a few years already that we...
8 likes
Change the look of a wardrobe or set of drawers by decorating cupboard knobs and replacing the old o...
8 likes
New on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version