Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kid Made Wind Chimes

So technically this is not a wind chime, because it does not do a lot of chiming. But I do think it is cute and the kids really enjoyed doing it. What I like about this craft is there is 2 different ways to do it, so that the younger kids can do it too.

You will need: Beads, plastic container lid (any size), beads, yarn, pipe stem cleaners for the younger kids, scissors and something to poke holes in the lids (I used a screw driver).

First thread the beads. My 3 year old put the beads on the pipe stem cleaner because it is easier than the yarn.

My older kids used yarn. If using yarn, wrap some tape around the end to keep it from fraying when putting on the beads. Do not for get to tie a bead on the end or a knot to keep the beads from falling off.

I just like having a picture of all 4 kids doing something together.

For the hanger, poke 4 holes in the lid in the middle, tie a bead on the end of a piece of yarn and thread the yarn through the hole.

This is the bottom of the lid.

This is the top of the lid. After threading all 4 pieces of yarn, tie them together near the top. Try to balance them so it will hang straight.

After the kids have threaded the beads, poke more holes in the lid and attach the beads. This is the top.

This is the yarn wind chime:

This is the pipe stem cleaner wind chime:

This was really a fun craft that turned out very pretty.

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MamaGeek said...

Those are VERY cool and what a relief that your feed IS FIXED! OY, huh?

Melissa said...

Well, I'll I know what to do with the 8 jillion beads we have upstairs! Again, you are a genius!

Renee said...

Oh, how neat! Have a wonderful weekend.

Deanna said...

Would you move next door to me?

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Deanna! Back off! She's MY neighbor and I'm not sharing! :)

Heather said...

Very pretty! It is nice to see pictures of all four doing it together too!

The Ballinger Family said...

That is really cute! That would probably work with the kids at church for a craft. Thanks!

Brittany said...

Ohh so pretty!

Anonymous said...

If you add a jingle bell to the bottom of each strand of beads, they really would make noise in the wind.