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wind chime–kid craft

tomorrow i will participating in design dazzle’s kids summer camp again.
so i thought today i would repost the post i posted last year for their summer camp post. post.
it’s a tin can wind chime…hand painted and decorated by my kiddos…
we gathered together some cans

I spray painted them all cause frankly…we love color!

(this is a baked bean can, a green bean can, a cream of mushroom can, like 4 spaghettios and meatballs, and a condensed milk. (this is about a weeks worth of cans for my house)
then the kids got to take a hammer and a big nail and put a hole in the very top of each one…
need some cheap entertainment? give you kid a piece of wood and some nails. my kids love to hammer stuff.
and then it was time to decorate!!!!
we use apple barrel paint:
then i sealed it with some clear spray paint cause the wind chime are going outside and with this crazy idaho weather it needed a little protection!
I found this metal circle thing (it used to be the top of lamp shade that got destroyed) and spray painted that too…
(i was originally going to use a crochet hoop so if you don’t have a spare lamp that will work too!)
to assemble:
I got some thin rope and melted the ends and stuck them down the hole…
tied a knot so it wouldn’t come out
then i tie them to the hoop
as i tie them around the circle lamp thing i make sure that each string is longer than the one before…

(this is my son’s bumblebee)

then hang


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. Love it! I’m going to make one with my son. Thanks!

  2. Kimbo,
    I loved this post you did for last years Summer Camp. Not only is it super cute but it’s also cheap ; ) Love it. Your cardboard farm and zoo is adorable!! You are super stinkin’ creative!!

  3. Very creative work. And the wind chime is unique. I like it.

  4. Love this wind chime. I am going to make one for myself! Well, I might let the grandkids help, we will have to see!
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  5. Hey, I featured this in our 12 Kid Crafts for Mom’s day round up! 🙂 Love this idea and the colors!
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