Make a bright daffodil windsock and use it to observe the ways of the wind.
What You Need
- Compass (optional)
- Yellow construction paper
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
- Six 8″ x 10″ pieces of yellow tissue paper
What You Do
- Make Tube
Cut a piece of construction paper to make a 6″ x 9″ rectangle. Roll the paper into a fat tube with the 6″ edges together and glue in place.
- Make Petal Shapes
Lay the six pieces of tissue paper together. Cut through all six layers in the shape of a large petal.
- Glue Petals Together
Glue three of the petals around the outside of one of the tube’s ends, spacing them evenly all the way around. Glue the other three on top, in the spaces between.
- Cut Fringes
Cut “fringes” into the other end of the tube and bend them out to look like the frilly edges of the flower trumpet.
- Punch Holes
Use a hole punch to make two holes across from each other at the fringe end of the tube. Punch the holes as far in as the punch will allow.
- Attach String
Cut a piece of string about a yard long. Thread it through the holes in the tube and tie a knot to hold the loose ends together.
- Fly Your Windsock
- On a windy day, take the flutter flower outside and let your child hold it as it catches the breeze. Use a compass (if available) to show your child the wind’s direction.
- Remember that winds are described in terms of the direction they blow from. Point out which way north, south, east, and west are to your child.