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July 6, 2018

DIY Kid Craft~ Kid Made Wind Chimes

What momma wouldn't love to wean down those piles, containers, buckets, bins, bags and drawers of leftover, saved up, and collected "craft supplies"?

I know for me, it is a daily task to keep all these treasures contained and...hidden from little eyes that think every button or googly eye is the best thing since sliced bread!
But, we do have those days that we can actually find a use, a purpose for some of our ever growing supplies.
I am totally not opposed to anything you can reuse, up-cycle and DIY!
We are a frugal family, so we use what we have.
Hint* This supply list I'm going to give you is completely just for suggestions. Use what you have and make it gorgeous!
Onto our craft...

Plastic Cup Wind Chime
For Kids

I will say this took a lot of my doing...My little is four years old and there are a few things she definitely couldn't have done by herself or unsupervised.

Supply list:
plastic cup(any size/color)
yarn, twine, thread
hole puncher
pipe cleaner(1 per wind chime)
beads(thicker thread needs bigger hole in beads)
needle(same as above, thicker yarn will need larger eye to thread)
embellishments-stickers, glitter glue, foam stickys, etc

First you will take your cup and puncture a hole into the bottom(small) for the pipe cleaner to go through. (Good luck mommas! PSA: the cup will collapse under pressure while you are puncturing!)
Twist an X with the pipe cleaner to join two ends. Insert into hole of cup.
This will be your handle or ring to hang your wind chime by.
It should look like this:
Next you will use your hole puncher to make 3 holes evenly spaced around the rim of cup.
Now lay the cup aside.
Cut your yarn/string the length you wish(we did 10, 12, and 14 inches) remember you'll need extra to tie both ends.
Tie one end off larger than your bead holes. a couple knots should do.
Start beading, leaving a couple inches to feed through punched holes and tie to your cup.
Make three of these. We did ours three different lengths.
After you have them all beaded, proceed to tie them to your wind chime through the holes in your cup.
Your wind chime is complete! Now you can always add any other decorations you'd like!

Aren't they just the cutest?!?!
I hope you enjoyed walking through our craft of the day!
What fun crafts have you tried?
Anyone know of a better, safer way or a tool I'm missing to get the hole into the bottom of the cup? LOL
That was the hardest part! Still fun though. Please share yours!
Be sure to check out all our other fun ideas we've been collecting over here: CoffeeWastedMomma's Crafty Stuff Collection

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