This lesson was inspired by this lesson from Art is Basic. First graders enjoyed creating windsocks for our 3D sculpture unit!
We began by talking about what windsocks are for and making a great science connection (first grade science curriculum includes a lot about weather.) We used crayons to draw a variety of lines on our paper and paint over them with water colors.
The next week, we talked about printmaking and stamping and used all kinds of fun shapes to stamp on paper.
On the backside of the paper, students used tempera cakes to mix colors and make a stripey rainbow.
Week 3 was spent constructing the windsock. I walked around and stapled the line paper into a cylinder while students cut their painted/stamped paper into strips and folded zig zags and spirals. They glues down their strips and used hole punchers and yarn to make it hang.
A big THANK-YOU shout out to the parent resource center volunteers who hung up all the windsocks in the hallway!