Last week we had a few very windy days. Eliza kept saying, “Mom, it’s perfect for a kite day!” She was right! Only trouble is I knew (from past experiences) that Eliza has a tricky time keeping a kite in the air-and when the kite’s not up, the 2-year old spirit is down. She is also the kind of person that HAS to do things on her own, so it’s not like she would have let me help her. She is very independent that way.
So what to do? Simple. Glue ribbons to a stick. That’s all. She called it her “flag” and it blew in the wind quite nicely.
I love things like this! So simple and requires no batteries. Best thing is that it’s like two activities in one–they make the craft, and then they spend an hour outside playing with it.
You can buy wooden dowls at any craft store, hardware store, or even Walmart. They’re only about .79 cents. It only took one little .89 cent bottle of acrylic craft paint to paint the dowls. They used craft sponge brushes to paint them. When everything was dry, I helped them glue the ribbons on with a hot glue gun. I also put a little Fray Check on the ends of the ribbons so they wouldn’t fray (fingernail polish would work too). After that, voila! A fun windy day streamer!
It was a perfect day for kites…AND streamers.