Level: Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: K-8 | Age: 5-14 | Written by:
Written by: C. Schilling
[C. is an art educator at Kadena Arts and Crafts in Okinawa.]
Students will learn about Japanese windsocks as they create a windsock using a paper bag.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- brown paper bag
- markers in the primary colors and black
- kite string
- hole punch
- clear tape for reinforcement, or stapler
- Cut the bottom out of a brown paper bag and then open it up, separating at the bags seam until you have one large piece of paper.
- On the top 1/4 to 1/3 of bag, (eyeball it), have the students draw/scribble an abstract, freeform design. Encourage them to cross over their own lines to create open spaces.
- Have them color in the open spaces with the primary colors, alternating the colors so that yellow never touches yellow, etc.
- On remaining 3/4 or 2/3, cut up from the bottom of the bag to 2" below the design, creating strips or tails about 2" wide and the length of the bag.
- Roll bag into a cyliner shape and staple or tape closed. Punch four holes in the design end, two on each side and tie a 1 foot piece of string into each hole.
- Knot all four strings together and hang up for decoration.
- The windsock will resemble an Octopus when done!
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