INSIDE: DIY Wind Chimes for Toddlers & Preschoolers is a fun summer craft using household items. Create a beautiful wind chime to decorate your outdoor space or a one of a kind gift for a special loved one.
This activity was little nostalgic for me. There are no more babies coming into our house. Our family is complete at 5! But I still have a ton of baby spoons and forks that my three year olds have outgrown sitting in our cutlery drawer taking up space. So I decided to put them to good use in this fun summer craft. If you don’t have spare cutlery you can use, jar lid covers, buttons, bottle caps, keys or anything else you can find that will make a noise.
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How to Create DIY Wind Chimes
- Cut 5 pieces of string about 30 cm or 12 inches in length.
- Grab a stick.The stick I used was already painted white. Take this opportunity to paint your stick using tempera paint. Set it aside to dry.
- Tie one end of the string to the cutlery.
- Start sliding pony beads down the string to decorate it. Continue until you have about 5 inches left at the end.
- Tie that end to the stick.
- Continue until you have decorated all 5 strings.
- Cut a longer piece of string about 60 cm or 24 inches in length and this will be what you’ll use to hand your wind chime up. Tie one end to each end of the stick.
- Hand you wind chime up and wait for windy day to hear your art turn into music!
Supplies for DIY Wind Chimes
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- Pony Beads
- Sturdy Stick
- Tempera Paint and brush
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.
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