When The Wind Blows

The first project we have for you beans, for this month’s challenge, is to make your own wind sock. It’s so easy to do and great fun. Here’s how:

You will need:

Wind Sock 3

  • An old shirt sleeve
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • A hole punch
  • Paper fasteners
  • String

Here’s how to make it:

  • Cut the sleeve off the shirt, (get a big bean to do this).
  • Now cut the cardboard to the same length as the diameter of the shoulder end of the shirt sleeve (you can join two bits of cardboard together if you need to)
  • Punch holes in one edge of the cardboard
  • Attach the cardboard to the inside of the sleeve using paper fasteners.

Wind Sock 1

  • Now cut four pieces of string roughly the same length.
  • Attach three pieces to the cardboard inside the shirt sleeve using the existing holes.
  • Tie the ends to the fourth piece of string.

Wind Sock 2

  • Now hang your wind sock up and watch it go.

This is what our did attached to the bean pole in the back garden.

At first it was sunny and there was a light breeze but pretty soon the clouds arrived and the wind picked up.

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We have a south facing garden so the wind sock is showing an easterly wind.

Be sure to let us know if you have a go at making your own wind sock and we’d love to see pictures of it, so don’t forget to visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



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