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Summer camp-inspired crafts for kids: Tin can wind chime

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Outdoor summer craft for kids

You can have summer camp-inspired fun right in your own back yard! Keep kids entertained this summer with this easy outdoor wind chime craft!

Tin can wind chime

What you'll need:

  • empty tin cans
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • hammer
  • large nail
  • string
  • scissors

What you'll do:

  1. Remove any labels from the cans and thoroughly wash and dry them.
  2. Paint each can a different color. Once the first coat of paint dries, apply a second coat.
  3. Carefully hammer a large nail into the bottom of the cans to make a hole for hanging.
  4. Cut a 2-foot length of string for each tin can.
  5. Feed the string through the hole in the bottom of the can and tie a knot in the inside to keep it in place. Repeat for all of the cans.
  6. Gather all of the strings so that the tin cans hang in a bundle. Vary the height of the cans, but make sure they all touch so that they will make noise in the wind.
  7. Tie the strings around the branch of a tree outside.
Image credit: Amy Vowles

More summer camp-inspired crafts

Dream catcher necklace
DIY God's eye
Beaded friendship bracelets

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