One of the crafts I had the children make during my church's summer day-camp was tin can wind chimes. There where some primed cans left over that I couldn't bear to throw away. When I saw that my mother-in-law (aka Maca) had pinned this patriotic wind chime, the boys and I decided to surprise her.
|busy at work|
Step 1: paint cans
|it took a little encouraging to get the boys to cover |
the whole can in paint.
|big buddy had the brilliant idea of using a pencil|
eraser to make polka dots - "maca loves red and
polka dots, she going to be so happy"
Step 2: when paint is dry, decorate cans with glitter pins and foam stickers
Step 3: cover cans with a layer of mod-podge, let dry
Step 4: thread fishing line (18" to 24" long) through hole in cans and securely tie a washer on the end
Step 5: tie 3-4 cans (jingle bells optional) together & hang
|our finished chimes, we gave one to maca, kept one for ourselves, and mailed the|
others off some other loved ones.