Flower Pot Wind Chimes

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Making your own wind chimes is a breeze with just a few items you may already have around your house! If you like this craft, check out our patriotic wind sock - another great craft for a windy day.

What You’ll Need:
*Three small clay flower pots (per craft)
*Paint & Paintbrushes
*String – about 18 inches long
*Beads/old keys/metal washers or nuts

Activity:
*Paint your flower pots. Remember when they hang, they will be upside down. Allow to dry.
*Choose the flower pot you want to be at the top of your wind chime. Thread the string through the hole in the bottom of the pot. Tie a loop for hanging and knot the string at what would be the bottom of the pot.

*Pulling the string through the first pot, add your beads/key/washers/nuts, etc. The flower pot may cover them so you can’t see them when they hang, but this fine. It’s more important that they are situated inside the flower pot so they make noise. Tie a knot in the string to keep the beads/key/washer/nuts, etc. in place inside the pot.

*Add the second pot and repeat the previous step. Add the third pot and repeat again. Tie a knot and trim the string if needed.
*Hang your wind chimes outside and listen to the music they make when the wind blows.
*Talk with your child about wind. What makes the wind chime make noise? If you aren’t having a windy day, experiment with some other ways you can get the wind chime to make noise. What else do you observe happening outside on a windy day? The wind chime will make a distinct noise when it’s moving in the wind. What other noises do you hear when it is windy?
*Send us a picture of your kids and their wind chimes we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Learn about wind at weatherwizkids.com
*Read Willa And The Wind - get your copy at Amazon.com

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts section of our site.