Bird House Wind Chime

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

DIY Bird House Windchime. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

This year for my mother’s birthday I wanted the girls to make her something special.  They have really been having so much fun making things, and they get so proud when they give someone a gift they actually made.   Since my mom is a big bird fan and has tons of bird houses, I thought it would be nice to make her a special one.

I wanted it to be a little different, so we made this one into a wind chime in addition to being a birdhouse.  My oldest picked out all the colors and decided that the house should be five different colors.  I was pretty skeptical and was not sure how it was going to turn out, but I really love it now that it is done!  Having the house so many different colors really makes all the decorations on the wind chime part stand out!

I will warn you that there are certain pieces of this project that you will need to help the kids with, but they can do all the painting and some of the tying of knots on the wind chime.  I can’t wait for the girls to give this to her in a couple of weeks, I am pretty sure she is going to love it and that my girls will be so excited to give it to her.

Supplies

Directions

Paint Shapes

Paint the wooden Stars on one side then set aside to dry.  When dry flip and paint other side.

Paint House

Start painting your bird house while the first side of the stars are drying.

Nail through beads so kids can hold them

We found it much easier to paint the beads when we put them on a nail that way the kids could hold the end of the nail while they painted them.

Paint Beads

Paint the wooden beads

Eyelets

Screw your 2 eyelet screws in to the roof of the house (you can do this by hand)

Then tie your hemp string from one end to the other so you can hang your bird house

Add Stars

Use your hammer and nail to put a hole in the top of your stars

Add Bells

String your Stars, beads, jingle bells, and cow bells on to your hemp string.

(we made 5 different strings, and varied where we put each item so none of the strings are the same)

Staple Chimes

Use your staple gun to staple the hemp strings to the bottom of the bird house

(we put one in the middle then one on each of the four corners)

Bird House Wind Chimes

My Proud Girls with their finished project

DIY Bird House Windchime. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

Now just hang in your tree and listen to the pretty sounds as the wind blows while you wait for the birds to make it their home!

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I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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One Response
  1. emmaolju :

    Date: July 3, 2013 @ 7:17 AM

    superbe j aime biz

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