Empowering Student Innovation for a Clean Energy Future

Windy Art Farm 🐔🌬👨‍🌾

Team member: Adam (K)

My main idea was to create a farm with many animals and a farmer. I liked this idea because windmills used to be on farms and are an excellent wind energy source.


I gathered all the needed materials to create my energy-inspired art using recycled materials.

Here’s the list:

  • Plastic cup with beans inside to make weight as the base.
  • White beans for making weight on the cup so the bowl won’t fall
  • Popsicle sticks to hold the rainbow.
  • Styrofoam bowl over the cup to simulate the planet earth and, on top, create the farm.
  • Paint
  • Little Animals
  • Crayons to color the rainbow
  • Paper to make the rainbow 
  • Glue 
  • Hot glue
  • Carton for the structure of the windmill base. 
  • Gorilla tape to hold the carton 
  • DC motor to make the windmill move
  • AA batteries 
  • Plastic vane 
  • Dried grass to decorate. 

Description and Process

First, I filled a plastic cup with beans to create weight as the base. Then, I added white beans to the cup to ensure the bowl wouldn’t fall.

Next, I used popsicle sticks to hold up the rainbow, which I created by coloring a paper rainbow with crayons. I attached the rainbow to the sticks with glue.

I used a styrofoam bowl to simulate the planet earth and placed it on top of the cup. I then created a farm on the bowl using paint and little animals.

To create the windmill, I used a carton to create the structure of the windmill base. I used gorilla tape to hold the carton in place.

My mom helped me create a circuit using a DC motor and batteries so I could make the windmill move. I used AA batteries to power it. Also, I added a plastic vane that I painted to the windmill. I use white for the windmill base and vane.

I added the animals, the farmer, and the dried grass to decorate the farm and windmill. Also, I added a small sign that says “MOO” for the cow and some beans as chicken eggs.

The result was a beautiful energy-inspired art piece that showcases the importance of wind energy in a fun and creative way, using recycled materials.

Final Video

I would like to thank Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) for sponsoring the teams from our school.

5 thoughts on “Windy Art Farm 🐔🌬👨‍🌾

  • This is a very well planned project and it shows just how much love and effort you’ve put into it. Great job!

  • I like the white bean idea!!!

  • This is a well-thought-out project and I cannot wait to see it in person. You are very creative and should be proud of your project.

  • This looked like it took a lot of time.


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