In Argyle Fox, our little friend has a hard time dealing with the pesky wind. It keeps ruining his fun and games when all he wants to do is play outside! After some careful thought he finds a solution.
In honor of Argyle Fox hitting the shelves of a bookstore and library near you in just a few short weeks, we couldn’t help ourselves. We just had to pull together some fun springtime activities for kids—and kids at heart—to enjoy.
From coloring to crafting to decorating, we’ve found a number of projects across the internet for any ability and any inclination. Just follow the links to access the directions for each activity. We hope you try one, or try them all!
With wild winds roaring, staying inside doesn’t have to be boring!
With the crafts below, we’re channeling our inner fox…won’t you join us?
We love to create new things by using materials in a different way, just like Argyle Fox did with his pirate hat, castle, and kite.
Like Argyle’s kite, this first craft is a perfect project for a windy day. Once finished, it can hang in a window and swing in the breeze, bringing wind and inside craft time together.
On the other hand, sometimes we’re searching for a craft that helps focus our creative energy. Origami is an activity that brings calm, even though it might take a few tries for your masterpiece to [un]fold.
This next craft takes cutting, folding, and assembly, but it’s worth it. Look how cute your cupcake fox can be!
With the last fox activity, we couldn’t let you stay completely clean! Argyle loves all kinds of art, and painting is definitely among his talents. Use your painting talents and create your very own footprint fox!
Let’s go fly a kite…or color…or create one!
Argyle discovers that even though some activities aren’t best for windy days, others work extremely well.
From our very own Marie Letourneau, we present a simple and truly fun coloring page to use in the classroom, at home, or at a fun springtime event! Who doesn’t love to color? This activity provides the perfect canvas to unleash creativity.
If you’re more in the mood for some cutting and gluing action, we’ve got just the project for you! Decorate your windows with your very own tissue paper kites.
If you’re interested in crafting your own beautiful, wind-friendly object, look no further! We stumbled across this great wiki tutorial on how to make your very own soaring paper creation just like Argyle.
No matter which activity you choose, we hope you’ll embrace it as much as Argyle embraced all of his in the book. Remember, just like Argyle found, sometimes you have to try more than once to succeed.
I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.
Share your crafts with us on Twitter at @TanglewoodPub all spring through the hashtag #BefriendTheWind! We’ll reshare our favorites…and pick a few at random to receive special Argyle-inspired treats! So get crafting; we can’t wait to see and share your creativity!