How to Make Musical Instruments for Kids

Musical Chimes Craft

Even when no one is playing these musical chimes, the wind will make beautiful music for you. This musical chimes craft will help kids nail down some delicate notes.

What You'll Need:

  • Six-inch block of wood
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Cord or yarn
  • Scissors
  • Different-size nails
  • Metal dowel

Step 1: Find a long, flat block of wood that is about six inches long. Use sandpaper to smooth the wood if needed.

Step 2: Paint or decorate the wood with markers and stickers.

Step 3: Cut eight to 10 pieces of cord or yarn, each about 12 inches long. Tie a piece of cord or yarn every half inch along the block of wood. Trim the ends of all the cords so they are even.

Step 4: Tie the different-size nails on the dangling ends of the cord. Cut another length of cord for a hanger, and tie each end to an end of the block of wood.

Step 5: Hang your chime from a porch or window. Stroke the dangling nails with a metal dowel for a lovely, tinkling sound.

Continue to the next page and read about our bottle cap clinkers craft. Kids will be shaking up some noise in no time.

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