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Wind Chime

Sent in by:
Nathan of Onawa, IA 


What you need for this ZOOMdo:
  • colored string
  • coat hanger
  • things to hang on your wind chime like: old silverware, soda cans, old CDs, nuts and bolts, and anything else you can find that you think would make a neat noise and is pretty small
What you do for this ZOOMdo:

  1. To start, arrange your objects on the table and think which ones you want to hang on your wind chime.
  2. For example, you could make a wind chime using silverware, a potato peeler, rings, nuts and bolts, a cookie cutter, an old CD and a few soda cans. (Make sure the soda cans are rinsed out before using them.)
  3. You can even paint your soda cans so they really stand out.
  4. When the cans are dry, tie a piece of string to the tab on top of each can.
  5. Now tie a piece of string onto the other objects you want to hang on your wind chime. Make the strings different lengths.
  6. Arrange your items on the hanger. The heavier items should be towards the middle so it's balanced.
  7. Now hang your wind chime outside to see how it sounds. Make any changes that you think might work better.
  8. Experiment until your wind chime sounds just the way you want. Enjoy!
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