With Mother’s Day approaching, I wanted to have the kids make their Mimi (or grandma) a gift for her garden. Since my mom has huge garden, I thought creating a wind chime would be the perfect addition to that space.
I started by having the kids color on a small Terra Cotta potter. They used my favorite Crayola product, the Twistable Slick Stix. They are a type of crayon that draws on things really smoothly. They can get all over your clothes so be warned! We wore old clothes and I didn’t have to worry if they started to draw on their clothes before I could stop them.
While the kids were coloring, I started cutting some twine and tying the twine to large washers. I used two packs of washers to create enough sound when they would bang together in the wind. I cut the excess twine near the washers so they would be able to bang together without bumping into the excess twine that remained from tying the twine to the washer.
I laid out all of the washers down, making sure that they were all about the same length. Then, taking another long piece of twine, I folded the twine in half and put the loop part through the hole in the Terra Cotta pot. Once the loop was through, I knotted all of the washers to the twine, creating one large knot.
Then, I had to create a secure knot at the top to hang the wind chime from the tree. I started by knotting a washer to the twine to make sure the twine didn’t fall through the hole of the Terra Cotta potter. Then I knotted the twine together.
All that remains is to hang the wind chime on a tree and enjoy! The kids loved coloring the potter and I know my mom will love this wonderful and thoughtful gift for her garden!
Happy Mother’s Day!