Windchimes made of sea things, beads, and recycled can lids seemed like a good fit for our deep sea-themed Bible School program. It will take two days. Kids will paint the shells, lids, and wooden beads, and add string, the first day; assemble the second day. Project would be good for a nature camp or pool party, too.
Approximate Time: Two 20-30 minute sessions.
- garden stakes or thick skewers, about 12 inches long
- waxed string or dental floss
- shells with holes drilled in them
- wooden and other beads
- smooth can lids*, frozen juice lids, or plastic Pringle lids
- small bells, optional
*Can lids must be the kind left when you use the Pampered Chef-style can opener. The other kind are too sharp around the edges!
- Allow kids to pick out shells and paint as desired. Let dry.
- Let kids cut out Bible verses or quotes, which you have prepared to fit the lids and printed out as shown.
- Glue on one side of lids.
- Paint the other side of the lid. Let dry.
- Also, you should have them attach the twine to the ends of the stakes for hanging.
- Then have them tie on three pieces of waxed string about 18 inches long for hanging the things on tomorrow.
- String beads and shells on the strings. Tie knots every now and then to keep them from slipping off.
- Add stickers to back of lid and add to the end of the string.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
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