It’s summertime, so you what that means. Parents everywhere are exhausted and looking for new and exciting ways to keep their kiddos busy. So what better way to keep your kiddos entertained than with a unique and fun craft project? If you’re looking for a summer craft, look no further. These DIY wind chimes are so much fun to make! Your kiddos will be begging to make them all summer long. Here’s how to get started:
- Driftwood Pieces
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Glass Beads
- Painter’s Tape
- Small Gold Eye Hooks:
- White Beading Thread
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
What are some of your favorite summer crafts for the kiddos? Let us know in the comments below!
Tutorial via Crafts Unleashed.