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DIY Summer Wind Chime

by | Jun 21, 2022 | Creativity

It’s Week 2 at Camp HOMER!
In this week’s fun-filled activity, we’re making music with a DIY Wind Chime!
With a few simple materials (recycled items are a plus!) and kid-friendly directions, you’ll have a colorful wind chime to hang in your yard and the soothing sounds of nature around you all summer long.

What You’ll Need:

A Paper or Plastic Cup

Paint and/or Stickers 


Hole Puncher, Pen, or Scissors 



Bells, old CDs, keys (anything that jingles!) 

Creating Your Wind Chime (grab your gown-up for this part!):

  1. Decorate your cup! You can use colorful paints, stickers, or tissue paper to cover the outside of the cup. 
  2. Let the cup dry. This may take some time, so feel free to have a snack, play on HOMER, or have a dance party! 
  3. Turn the cup upside down and punch a few holes through the top (what used to be the bottom) of the cup.
  4. String beads, bells, and any other noise-making objects through the holes and connect the strings at the top (be sure to  leave enough room to tie the string around a branch!)
  5. Hang your wind chime on the nearest tree branch, then listen and enjoy the magical sounds around you!  

Ready to make more music? Check out games like Sumville Studios and Jack’s Concert on the HOMER app


Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos
Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos

Chief Learning Officer at Begin

Jody has a Ph.D. in Developmental Science and more than a decade of experience in the children’s media and early learning space.