Homemade Wind Chimes

There’s a lot you can do with stuff from your recycling bin, such as homemade, upcycled wind chimes that the kids can make!

Materials:
Tin cans (Tape around the rims of the cans to prevent any cuts)
Green basting paintbrush
Washable tempera paint
Glitter
Hammer
Long piece of yarn
Washers

Procedure:
Using the green basting paintbrush, paint the outside of the tin cans with washable tempera paint.
Shake a lot of glitter on the tin cans while the paint is still wet.
After the paint dries, punch holes in the bottom of the tin cans.
String a long piece of yarn through the holes and tied two washers onto the end of the string, inside the tin cans. One washer is used to hold the yarn in place, the other is placed at the end of the string to make a lovely clanking sound when it hits the tin can. (Different size washers make different noises. Different size tin cans make different noises, too!)

Test out the noise it makes.

Hang up the tin cans so that they overlap each other.

Let the wind do its thing and enjoy the wonderful clanking of your homemade wind chimes!

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