Breezy Windsock

Breezy Windsock lesson plan

Catch indoor breezes with a colorful windsock! Whether you’re learning about Japan, weather, or aviation, Crayola® Twistables™ give windsocks a new twist.

  • 1.

    We call moving air the wind. You cannot see wind but you know the air is moving when your windsock twists and turns or you see clouds scurry across the sky. Find out about windy weather and how windsocks began. Learn how they are used in aviation.

  • 2.

    To make a colorful indoor windsock, use Crayola Twistables and your imagination to decorate one sheet of paper for the top. Highlight details with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry your windsock.

  • 3.

    To form streamers, color another piece of paper with Twistables. With Crayola Scissors, cut long strips, leaving them connected at one end. Decorate the strips with Glitter Glue and air-dry them, too.

  • 4.

    Run a line of Crayola School Glue along the connected end of the streamers. Press it to the bottom of your windsock. Air-dry the glue.

  • 5.

    Glue the open paper edges to form your windsock. Air-dry it.

  • 6.

    Punch two holes at the top of the windsock. Run ribbon, string, or yarn through the openings. Tie together to hang your windsock to catch indoor breezes.


  • Students learn about the wind---what causes it, how it is used, and how it affects the weather.
  • Students list ways they know that air is moving, such as feeling it on their skin or watching a flag blow in the breeze.
  • Students research the Japanese origins of the windsock, its uses in aviation, and understand that it is designed to catch the wind.
  • Students create a decorative windsock.


  • How are weathervanes similar to windsocks? Design and make a replica.
  • Decorate a windsock using the characters or scenes from a favorite book or story.
  • Students who are just learning to cut and some with special needs may need to practice cutting streamers on scrap paper.