My kindergarteners LOVE doing art! During our weather hazard unit, I was able to combine art with what we were learning about hurricanes with this fun hurricane craft!
Question to Explore
How can we portray the features of a hurricane using art?
- blue construction paper
- white and gray tissue paper (cut into small squares)
- Elmers’ liquid glue
- On blue construction paper, create a spiral of glue from the center out to the edges. Make sure to leave an empty circle in the middle to represent the eye.
- One at a time, take squares of tissue paper and place them onto the glue, starting from the center.
- Use the grey tissue paper squares at the center of the hurricane (surrounding the eye) because this is the strongest and most intense part of the hurricane.
- Use white tissue paper squares to cover the rest of the glue spiral.
- Hurricanes are named in alphabetical order after people. Name your hurricane after yourself or create a clever name for it. For example, I wrote “Hurricane Anderson” above my hurricane.
- If you would like, you may draw or glue an eye in the center of your hurricane.