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Easy and Fun Wind Chimes for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Gregory
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How to Make Easy and Fun Wind Chimes with Kids

Wind chimes are a beautiful and relaxing addition to any garden. They can also be a fun and educational project to do with kids. In this article, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions for making three different types of wind chimes with kids: a flower pot wind chime, a seashell wind chime, and a personalized wind chime.


The materials you’ll need for these projects vary depending on the type of wind chime you’re making. Here’s a general list of materials you may need:

  • String or twine
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Shells
  • Terra cotta flower pots
  • Metal objects (such as keys, game pieces, or bangle bracelets)
  • Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

Step-by-Step Instructions

Flower Pot Wind Chime

  1. Poke four holes around the edge of a plastic flower pot saucer, plus one hole in the center.
  2. Cut five strands of colorful twine or string about 18 inches (46 cm) long.
  3. Tie a large bead at the end of each string, then thread the strings through the holes in the bottom of 1 inch (2.5 cm) terra cotta flower pots.
  4. Thread the strings through the holes in the holder and keep them in place by attaching large beads or buttons.

Seashell Wind Chime

  1. Collect seashells with holes in them or go to a craft store for a collection of shells that come pre-drilled.
  2. Show your kids how to thread string through the holes in the shells, making a knot after each shell to keep them in place along the strings.
  3. Make five or six strings full of shells.
  4. Tie two sticks into an X shape, then tie the strings to the X and hang it where the breeze will catch it.

Personalized Wind Chime

  1. Gather a collection of unusual metal objects such as old keys, game pieces, small kitchen objects, or bangle bracelets.
  2. Allow your kids to pick out the objects, and the more unusual the better.
  3. Tie the collection onto a set of strings and hang them from a stick, or two craft sticks tied into an X.

Tips for Making Wind Chimes with Kids

  • Use recycled materials whenever possible. This is a great way to teach kids about sustainability and reduce waste.
  • Let your kids be creative. There are no rules when it comes to making wind chimes. Encourage them to use their imaginations and come up with their own unique designs.
  • Make it a family project. Wind chimes are a great way to spend time together as a family.
  • Hang your wind chimes in a place where you can enjoy their beautiful sounds.

Benefits of Making Wind Chimes with Kids

  • Wind chimes are a fun and educational project for kids. They can learn about different materials, how to use tools, and how to be creative.
  • Wind chimes can help to improve fine motor skills and coordination.
  • Wind chimes can be a calming and relaxing activity for kids.
  • Wind chimes can be a beautiful addition to any garden or home.

We hope you enjoy making these wind chimes with your kids!

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