Little kids are mesmerized by things that sparkle and wiggle, especially toddlers. My 18 month old could play with his oil sensory jars or watch the bugs, birds, and butterflies all day long…which actually became quite inspiring for this wind chime craft!
This year we are celebrating the little green holiday, better known as St. Patrick’s Day, in a really big way. We’ve been brainstorming to find the easiest, cheapest, and best crafts/activities around. The pom-pom wind chime covers all those things PLUS it’s got that sparkly wiggly thing that toddlers love.
What You’ll Need:
- Toilet paper tube
- Construction paper in all six rainbow colors
- Hot glue
- Cotton Balls
The How To:
Start by cutting one strip from each color of your construction paper. Try and make them all the same width and be sure that they are long enough to wrap fully around your cardboard tube!
Start by placing your red color with hot glue at one end of your tube. Cut away excess paper. Repeat with all colors until you have gotten to the other end of your rainbow! After laying the first color down, we laid out the rest to distribute the colors evenly all the way down.
Next, snip a few different lengths of ribbon and hot glue one end to a pom-pom. We only used four colors for this part and varied the sizes of our pom-pom balls.
Then, glue the other side of each pom-pom ribbon to the inside of your tube, varying the lengths at which they fall.
Finally, fluff up some cotton balls and glue them to the bottom of your rainbow, add a small ribbon to the top of your chime, and hang!
This little chime goes crazy in the wind and your little one will love that they were able to help you make it! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
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