Paper Daffodil Windsock

Make a bright daffodil windsock and use it to observe the ways of the wind.

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Participant Age: Under 7
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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Physical Challenge:
  • Compass (optional)
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Hole punch
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Six 8" x 10" pieces of yellow tissue paper
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.

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