Juice Can Lid Wind Chimes
Show the kids how to recycle those lids from frozen juice concentrate into these beautiful Juice Can Lid Wind Chimes. Another example of using recycled materials as craft materials.
Smooth can lids
Acrylic paints: white, bright pink, warm yellow
Wooden beads and spools
Stick or bamboo garden stake
Hot or tacky glue
With large nail and hammer, make a hole in the top of each can lid.
Prime 3-5 lids and dry.
Paint desired background color.
Draw on a design and paint or use desired stamp (We used a simple star). Juice Can Lid Chimes
Seal with varnish.
Cut several lengths of twine, about 18 inches each.
Tie twine to bamboo. Add a touch of glue to hold in place.
String on some beads and spools, knotting afterward.
Tie on can lids at different points on each string.
Finish with more beads and knots.
Attach another piece of twine to edges of bamboo for hanging. Secure with glue.
Add large bead to each end of bamboo and secure with glue.
This would be a cheap craft for kids. Stamps may be best for them.
Prepare lids with holes and primer ahead of time so the kids can go right to it!
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