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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.