Seashell Wind Chimes DIY

Seashell Wind Chime Crafts for Kids

Wind chime crafts for kids are a great way to make some home-made wind chimes to decorate the porch. We have some great easy to follow instructions to make a wind chime out of sea shells.

seashell wind chimes

What better way to decorate than a home-made chime. We’ve created these shell crafts to make a wind chime out of sea shells.

A great decoration for the summer months! I also love the fact that we get to go out for a long walk on the beach to hand pick our shells before we start doing this craft.

The beach is a 5 minute drive from our house and it is so much fun to watch my kids get excited over the shells they pick, and how they try to find ones that are unique!

Is it almost fall? We’ve also made a great fall wind chime out of a tin can.

How to Make a Summer Sea Shell Wind Chime

Seashell Wind Chimes DIY

Seashell Wind Chimes DIY

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy

A beautiful seaside craft that lets you make a seashell wind chime! This shell mobile will be one of your kids favorite summer crafts!

Materials

  • Sea shells
  • Bristol board
  • String
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Markers/Pencil crayons
  • Glue (a glue gun works well too)
  • Scissors

Instructions

Step #1:

Pick out 6-8 of your favourite sea shells. Cut a piece of string for each shell. Glue one end of the string into each shell (we used hot glue guns to speed up our process, if you use white glue just make sure to allow it to dry completely).

Step #2:

Cut out a strip of white Bristol board and decorate it with a summery theme – we drew a beach. Bend the Bristol board into a circle and glue it in place.

Step #3:

Punch a hole on either side of the top end of your Bristol board. Thread through a pipe cleaner. Twist the pipe cleaner around itself to hold it in place.

Step #4:

You can do this last step two different ways. We chose to glue each piece of string onto the bottom half (on the inside) of the Bristol board. You can also punch holes and thread it through.

Notes

  • This summer craft is for age 6 years and up (adult supervision if you are using a glue gun).
  • I know my 5 year old will love this come Summer as she loves collecting shells so I will probably let her help me make one of these.
  • Our wind chime crafts for kids are summer and beach themed, great for the front porch!

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    More Wind Chime Crafts for Kids:

    What fun! And what a great way to recycle some different items. Learning with recycled crafts and so much more makes learning seem less boring and more fun.

    Here are two of our other great wind chime crafts:

    Halloween Mobile
    Fall Wind Chime

    This is not our only summer craft, we have a ton of them! They are all super easy to make with step by step instructions. Come join us with some summer crafts for kids. A lot of these are a great way to sneak some learning into the summer fun!

    We were also featured over at Hands on as We Grow with some more summery dinnerware.

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