Wind Sock Craft

Happy Fine Motor Friday! My co-hosts (LalymomCraftulateSchool Time SnippetsLittle Bins for Little Hands, P is for PreschoolerRacheousStill Playing SchoolHouse of Burke and Powerful Mothering) and I are excited to share fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers that help build fine motor skills every Friday. At the end of this post you will find links for more great fine motor activities from my co-hosts. Be sure to check them out!

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We are starting a science unit on wind and one of the activities in our Science is Simple book by Peggy Ashbrook is to make a wind sock. I wasn’t sure I wanted to share this activity as part of Fine Motor Friday, but after looking at the pictures I see that we practiced many fine motor skills while making this wind sock craft. 

To make your own wind sock you will need:

  • Plastic soda bottles
  • Tissue paper
  • glue sticks
  • markers and/or stickers
  • string
  • scissors

The first thing you need to do is cut your plastic bottle into 1 inch wide hoops. This will make the mouth of your wind sock.

wind sock2

Next decorate your sheet of tissue paper. Caden decided to draw on his tissue paper with markers, and told me he was drawing a snowman and a road. He did great drawing lines and circles. Then he decided to add a couple of car stickers. I decorated my lavender tissue paper with butterfly stickers. Obviously Caden isn’t quite as ready for spring as I am! 🙂

wind sock1

After we were finished decorating our tissue paper, Caden used the glue stick to apply glue to the plastic hoops. Caden was able to get most of this done on his own, and I just finished up making sure it was all covered.

wind sock3

Then I wrapped the tissue paper around the plastic hoop and added a little glue to the edge of the tissue paper. After the glue had dried we used scissors to cut a fringe on the bottom of the wind sock. Caden cut his own fringe (sorry no pictures, I was helping him.) I then used a hole puncher to punch two holes into the plastic hoop opposite each other. Caden tried to do this but it was too tough to punch holes into the plastic.

wind sock4

Next tie on your string or ribbon to hang your wind sock. Caden helped by threading the yarn through the holes and then I tied them on with a knot and hung them up!

Wind Sock Craft {Fine Motor Fridays} | Stir the Wonder #kbn #finemotor #springcrafts

Happy Fine Motor Friday!

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Be sure to check out these great fine motor ideas from my co-hosts!

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Simple Colour Mixing Fine Motor Activities from Racheous – Lovable Learning

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9 thoughts on “Wind Sock Craft”

  1. It’s been so windy here these would be a great way to demonstrate that to my preschooler!

  2. Oh wow those turned out great! And so many great fine motor skills went into it! Cool!

  3. I love this idea! I’m saving it for our Girl Scout bridging ceremony in June. We’ll be bridging Daisies and Brownies up to Brownies and Juniors.

  4. This is a great craft for March! I’ve never thought to use an empty soda bottle to make the neck of a windsock, clever.

  5. Great tutorial and fun too! Thank you for the idea 😀

  6. Alicia Owen says:

    Awesome! I love it when I find crafts I already have all of the materials for, so I need to make one of these just based on that principle. ha ha! I suppose I could let my daughter help me decorate it. 😉

  7. Jolanthe says:

    I love this idea! I can imagine these being fun to make while creating some great memories in the process. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Jill says:

    This is an adorable idea!

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