One of my favorite Makerspace activities is the Wind Tube.  I made one based on directions from the The Art of Tinkering, and the kids love it and so do I!
  • The hardest part to find was the acetate….I ended up buying a roll of this from Amazon which worked well: Dura-Lar Film Roll
  • I got the fan on sale at Lowes at the end of the summer season.
  • The Embroidery Hoops I got at Joanne’s Fabric.
  • The rest of the stuff (zip ties, pieces of wood, etc) I had around the house.
  • After using it once, I ended up adding some of that replacement screen you use for replacing screen doors around the fan itself so that things didn’t fall down into it and there wasn’t a risk of kids putting their fingers in the fan.  I had a friend who had a roll of extra screen from a failed screen door project.  She gave it to me.

I was an expensive project because of the film for the tube, but the kids love it and so do I.

Please ignore my crooked sawing skills…all I have at my house is a really cheap scrollsaw that I have a hard time keeping it straight.