Fly your own wind art

Easy breezy lemon squeezy! Watch the wind blow and see your creations come to life in this activity perfect for those windy days.

Kids 

20 min

What you need:

  • Jumbo Washable Squeeze Paintbrushes
  • Easy Grip Finger Crayons
  • Play Safe Scissors
  • A4 paper x 2
  • Hole punch
  • Adhesive tape
  • String
 

Skill Level

Messy Points

Step 1

Get squeezing and decorate a sheet of A4 paper with Jumbo Washable Squeeze Paintbrushes.

Step 2

When finished, roll your beautiful creation into a tube shape and secure with tape. Remember to keep your wonderful artwork on the outside!

Step 3

With an adult’s help, use a holepunch to punch two holes on the top side of the wind tube (on opposite edges) and add some string to use as a handle.

Step 4

Let’s bedazzle your creation! Use some tape to add colourful strips of paper to the bottom of your wind art tube. 

Step 5

Head outside, hold the string tight, and dance around in the breeze to make your art tube flutter with joy!

Big Thinkers

This activity is a great precursor to learning how to fly a kite. It also lets kids keep their creations close at hand to reduce the risk of them flying away.

Skill Development1

Visual Perception: Seeing how artwork looks on a new shape like a tube helps children imagine what other 2D creations could turn into.

Fine Motor Skills: Punching holes, attaching string and manipulating objects in the wind holistically builds fine motor control.

EYLF Outcome 1b: Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence and sense of agency.

EYLF Outcome 3b:
Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.