Campbellsville Middle School art students are making koinobori wind socks to celebrate a Japanese holiday.
In Japan, on Children’s Day, people fly carp-shaped wind socks known as koinobori. The carp, which can swim up waterfalls, is used as a symbol for the holiday because it represents strength and courage.
To make their own, CMS students in Jo Ann Harris’s art classes are designing and drawing their own fish, attaching them to each other and stuffing them with recycled paper.
Students are using crayons, markers, watercolors, oil pastels and more to make their koinobori creations colorful.
And, when they are finished, the koinobori are hung in classrooms for display.
CMS fifth-grader Kendra Coulter holds her koinobori.
CMS fifth-grader Kendra Coulter, at left, and sixth-grader Brooklyn Taylor color and paint their koinobori.
CMS fifth-grader Alex Jones paints his koinobori.
CMS art teacher Jo Ann Harris helps sixth-graders Kaydon Taylor and Lexi Garvin staple their koinobori together.
CMS fourth-grader Michael Abel puts his koinobori together.
CMS fourth-grader Daisy Wilkerson staples her koinobori together.
CMS art teacher Jo Ann Harris helps fourth-grader Kyra Parker hang her koinobori.
CMS fourth-grader Payton Releford paints her koinobori.
CMS fifth-graders Xavier Florez, at left, and Leo Lamer color and paint their koinobori.