There is still a little bit of an Indian Summer going on in certain parts of the country, so I wanted to share this summer themed wind chime with you. This is a great craft to make for the kids. It can be a great keepsake to remember the family vacation to the beach this summer. See below for step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun kids summer wind chime.
Apple Barrel Paints:
20226 Petunia Purple
21185 Parrot Blue
20588 Pumpkin Orange
20513 Bright Yellow
Plaid 1 ¼” Spouncer 1534
Plaid ¾” Spouncer 1536
Small round brush
1/2” flat brush
2 – 3 ½” clay pots
1 – 4” clay pot
4 – ½” wooden beads
1 -1” wooden bead
5 – Seashells
Extra fine Permanent Black Marker
waves and sun on one of the 3 ½” clay pots using Laguna and Bright Yellow.
Paint the second 3 ½” pot with Laguna
the bottom of the 4” clay pot with Ecru and then add the Laguna at the top.
make the fish, use the a large and small spouncer dipped in Parrot Blue, Pumpkin Orange and Petunia Purple.
4. Paint the lips, fins and tail with small round
eyes to the fish with the end of the ½” brush dipped in white.
the bubbles with the end of the brushes. Make the eye with the black permanent
seaweed with round brush in Parakeet.
8. Paint one
½” ball Pumpkin Orange and the larger one Laguna. 9. Assemble by folding the twine in half. Tie a knot around the center of folded
twine. Feed the folded end through one
½” ball and then the 4” pot. Repeat the
same steps for the other two pots. Add the
ball at the top and tie a knot.
a knot for the larger ball to hang. Add
ball and then tie another knot. Cut
pieces of the twine so that the length
is the same length between the bottom of the last pot hanging and the large
shells to one end of the twine and the other end to the underside of pot. Glue
the largest shell to the end of the
twine that goes though all of the pots.