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Make a Windsock
How windy is it today? What direction is the wind coming from? You'll know just by the movement of the windsock you have created!
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Ages: Adults and Kids 6 and Up
Duration: Over One Hour
TOOLS AND TEMPLATES
WHAT YOU NEED
1 48.7 oz NESTLÉ
1/2 yard each of red, blue and yellow cotton fabric
Craft glue gun
HOW TO DO IT
Cut out the center of the NESQUIK lid; you should be left with a 1/2” rim.
Cut 1 piece of blue fabric, 20” wide x 10” high.
Use a craft glue gun to adhere the fabric around the rim of the NESQUIK lid.
Cut out 1 strip of red fabric 20“ wide x 1” high.
Use fabric glue to adhere this over the first piece of fabric around the rim as a border.
Cut 6 strips of red fabric, 1 1/2“ wide x 15” long. Evenly space them out around the base of the blue fabric, and use fabric glue to secure them to the inside edges.
Cut 6 strips of yellow fabric, 1” wide x 10” long. Evenly space them out around the base of the blue fabric (in between the red strips), and fabric glue them to the inside edges.
Cut out the letters of your child's name using yellow fabric and fabric glue them to the front of the windsock, vertically.
Punch 2 holes on either side into the top rim of the lid, using a 1/4“ hole punch.
Cut a piece of satin cord, 20” long and string it through the holes, tie off at each end to secure.
Hang your windsock on the porch and watch it dance and swing as each breeze comes its way.
You can decorate the windsock with other shapes your child may choose to cut out.
If you wish to use nylon fabric, you will have to stitch the pieces together, as the glue will not stick to the slippery material.
Take your children to a local airport to watch the large windsocks that tell the control tower how strong the wind is.
Make a wind barometer. It will show your child the different ways that we can gauge how fast the wind is going and from what direction.
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