How to Make a Wind Chime With CDs for Kids

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How to Make a Wind Chime With CDs for Kids
Change your old CDs into something pretty. (cd"s image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Fishing line, string or yarn
  • 5 CDs
  • 4 large bells
  • Drill
  • Safety goggles
  • Scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut 12 pieces of fishing line at 8 inches each.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Tie four more strings through each of the same holes.

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

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

  9. 9

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

  10. 10

    Hang outside where it will catch the breeze and sun.

Tips and warnings

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

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