- Gather your materials. You will need a piece of paper , some crayons or markers, some streamers or tissue paper, some tape or glue, a hole punch and some ribbon.
- Have your child color and decorate the paper. Let them have some free creative time, and don’t be shocked if it doesn’t last long. Young kids don’t usually spend a lot of time on drawing, so if you want to keep the activity going, switch up colors by giving them one at a time, remember to name the colors as you do this!
- When they are finished , tape or glue some long strips of tissue paper or streamers to the bottom of the paper, on the non decorated side.
- Tape, glue or staple the paper into a cylinder.
- Punch two holes and thread a ribbon through, knot it.
- Hang it up where you can watch it dance in the wind.
” How the Ladies stopped the Wind” by Bruce McMillan is a charming story that is reminiscent of a folk tale, about ladies in Iceland who decide to plant trees to stop the wind. There is some fantastic bits of humor for parents and amazing illustrations! This was a great library find!