Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Paper Wind Sock - Toddler Art Project

Spring is coming and so is the wind, so today we made wind socks at the library. Here is a quick summary of how we did it so you can try it too.




Wind Socks

Age: 18 Months - 5 Years (younger ones need more supervision)
Time: 10 min
Theme: Wind
Books: You can find a bunch of suggestions here http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/wind/books.php

Materials:
Colored Copy Paper (20lb – 28lb)
Various colored crepe paper streamers
Glue Sticks
String
Adults get to use Scissors and a Hole Punch

Prep: Cut lengths of streamers 18” – 24” long (5) per wind sock

Activity: Each child gets a sheet of paper, glue stick and 5 streamers. Lay paper out flat and glue streamers hanging off of the 11” side. Once all the streamers are on, put glue along one of the 8-1/2” edges and roll into a tube shape. Punch 2 holes at the top and add a string for hanging – Or running.

Notes/Tips: Copy paper works better than construction paper for this project because it does not rip as easily. You can also reinforce where they will hang by adding a small pieces of masking tape inside the ‘sock’ before punching holes. Older kids can decorate the ‘sock’ before adding the streamers; just remember to leave about 1” of blank space on the 8-1/2” side where the sheet will overlap.  


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