Tin Can Wind Chimes

Make the comforting sound of wind chimes in this easy and fun musical craft!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Super messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Save those soup cans! We saved and washed out three soup cans (one big and two small ones) for this project. I told my daughter we were going to make wind chimes as a gift for Grandma!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    She had fun decorating them with her finger paints, but you could decorate them with regular paint or even markers!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Once my kiddo was happy with the results, we laid them on paper towels to dry. Then I turned them over and gently used a screwdriver and tapped the handle with a hammer to make a hole in each one.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Next, we practiced our knot tying and tied knots in a piece of string to hold the cans in place, making sure to overlap them a little so they made noise. My daughter took them outside and sure enough... they worked! P.S. Grandma loved them too!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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