Wind Chime Craft
We show you how to make a wind chime as an easy spring craft for kids
A great project for your eco-avenger: Hang this pretty wind chime in the garden on your fam's fave tree or outside a window and listen to the gentle clink of shells in the breeze. If you can't get hold of colored raffia, tie the shells together with brightly colored ribbon.
Raffia or ribbon
Shells (found at beach or crafts stores)
Long stick for hanging (found in your backyard)
To make one strand, cut two lengths of raffia about 18 inches long. Tie them together with a knot about 2 ½ inches from one end.
Tie one knot, place a shell, and then wrap the two raffia strands around it. Make another knot to secure the shell. Space them evenly along the strand about 3 inches apart. Tie a knot about 2 inches above the last shell, then attach the end of the raffia onto the stick.
Make up two more strands in the same way, using different-colored raffia. Tie the separate strands onto the stick, spacing them evenly. Trim the ends. Tie a different piece of raffia to each end of the stick to make a loop to hang on a tree.
CRAFT-TASTIC TIP: To make it even more eye-catching, paint the shells bold, bright colors.