How to Make a Wind Chime With CDs for Kids

With people downloading their music to their computers and mp3 music players, many families have numerous CDs lying around the house. You can put them to use by creating a wind chime or sun catcher. Kids can help make these crafts because they are simple.

Cut 12 pieces of fishing line at 8 inches each.

Drill four holes into one CD, in all four quadrants.

Drill two holes across from each other in the other four CDs.

Tie a piece of string through each hole on the CD with four holes. Tie the four strings together at the top in a knot.

Tie four more strings through each of the same holes.

Tie the opposite end of those same strings to another CD with two holes.

Tie a knot in the bottom of each of the other four pieces of fishing line.

String a bell on each of the four shorter pieces, letting it fall to the knot.

Tie the top of the line onto the bottom hole of a CD with two holes, repeating with all four pieces.

Hang outside where it will catch the breeze and sun.


Be sure to wear the safety goggles when using the drill.

Things You'll Need

  • Fishing line, string or yarn
  • 5 CDs
  • 4 large bells
  • Drill
  • Safety goggles
  • Scissors
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Rebekah Martin is a freelance writer and tutor. Her work has appeared in various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Mississippi College. Martin teaches her young children at home and also teaches Sunday School to preschoolers.