We love making crafts that we can use in our learning and this fab rainbow windsock is a brilliant make that is great for learning about the weather and the wind.
This is such a fun and simple activity for kids of all ages and we love the bright ribbons that we used from our stash. Don’t the colours look beautiful against the blue sky and the way that they blow in the wind is a great indicator of both the strength of the wind and the direction.
How to make a rainbow windsock
This was a craft we made for flora!
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- Paper Cups
- Hole Punch
- Coloured Ribbon
- Cotton Wool
- PVA Glue
I am a huge fan of being creative with kids and this activity is perfect for the occasional rainy spring day and then once the sun is out you can get outside with your windsock and make the most of the weather. Spring is a fab time to get outside with the kids and make the most of the lighter nights and warmer days.
Start by making two holes in your paper cut to tie the twine through. You could staple it, but punching the holes is great fun.
Cut the bottom out of the cup, so that the wind flows through it.
Glue different coloued ribbons to the bottom of the cup, these are to represent the rainbows that come with storms.
Then cover the outside of the cup with cotton wool balls to make it look like a cloud.
Keep going until all of the cup is covered.
Disclosure: I was commissioned to create this craft for the Flora website and to share it with you here