When I bring the windwands into Primary, I always have a few children who want to come up and touch them. “What’s this?” they ask with sparkling eyes. As we wave the ribbons through a series of complicated patterns, the look of intensity mixed with delight on the faces of the children brings joy to my heart.
Windwands is a post about how to use them.
I have recently been asked to post how to make a windwand, and I promised I would post it here. There are commercial windwands available, but to get multiple ribbon colors (which the commercial don’t seem to have), here is how you make them. (This page is from a book that Andrea Burgon and I published in 1996. Wow! That’s a throwback<grin>.) These are mentioned a lot in my current book, “To Teach a Child a Song.” Here goes:
I have had my current windwands for over 20 years and they are still going strong. Occasionally the ribbon with fray at the end, but I just cut off that part and keep using it. The children love windwands, especially when we snap them!