It’s Summertime here and what’s the best thing to keep the kids busy? A craft project of course!! My kids LOVE working on new craft projects everyday, it just helps break up the day around here. One project that they’ve been wanting to do was make a wind chime for our yard. We decided to just make a classic wind chime with some driftwood and beads. Follow along to learn how to make DIY wind chimes for kids!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY wind chimes for kids:
- Driftwood Pieces
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Glass Beads
- Painter’s Tape
- Small Gold Eye Hooks:
- White Beading Thread
Step 1 – Paint Stick.
Now this part is where the kids can get as creative as they want. We decide to paint our stick first, just giving it some extra detail. They can freehand or tape off, whichever works best.
Once it’s dry they can add some more details with a fine paint brush. I also think adding some glitter paint would be a fun addition as well!
Step 2 – Add Hooks.
Let’s add our hooks. Now this is the part that an adult will have to help with. The hooks actually go into the driftwood pretty easily. Just mark the spots and start twisting them into place. For a younger child this might be hard to do, but you can always get it started for them and they can finish it.
Step 3 – Add Beads.
Now let’s add our beads!! When adding the beads I had no rhyme or reason. I was just mixing them up as best as I could.
Once we were done adding our beads, we tied a knot at the end using a smaller bead to help keep it in place.
Step 4 – Add Hanger.
Now let’s hang it up! I added two more of the hooks at each end of the wind chime. Then used some jute to hang it up!
See how pretty it turned out!! This is a perfect rainy day project to keep the kids busy during the Summer.
Another wind chime that completely stole my heart is this coastal inspired sea glass wind chimes!
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.