Materials For Making Windchimes
Wind chimes are attractive chimes that are hung outside to catch the wind. The wind makes the chimes hit each
other and these create a musical sound that is supposed to have a distinctly beneficial effect on people's
temperament and mood.
Making windchimes is easy and even children can make these with some degree of supervision. Wind chimes are
usually outdoor windchimes since the wind is outdoors and not indoors. Artificial wind can also suffice for indoors
such as an electric fan or air conditioner.
What You Need
Basically, when making windchimes, you need to decide what material your chimes will be made of. There are a lot
to choose from such as flat bamboo, metal tubes or panels, sea shells, small, empty bottles and many more. Making
windchimes will require some strong string, a base from which the chimes will hang from and maybe some extra strong
The first step to making windchimes is to prepare the base by making holes in it in which to
tie the chimes' string to. If you are making windchimes made of bamboo, sea shells or metal tubes, then it is quite
easy to have holes drilled through them. It is always better to tie the string through a hole for better chances of
the chimes hitting each other properly. Small glass bottles can present a problem when making windchimes because
there can be some difficulty in making holes in these. You can tie the string around the neck of the small bottles,
You can tie the chimes of your choice with different lengths of string for aesthetic value or tie them with the
same length. Making windchimes of the same length can still be effective if the chimes of your choice are also
longer then a few inches. This gives them a chance to hit each other when the wind blows compared to shorter chimes
that might mss each other.
The base to which you tie the string of the chimes to can be made of anything that corresponds with the chimes
you have. A bigger sea shell or metal plate can do. A ceramic plate can also be used for most kinds of materials;
it is actually the choice of the person making windchimes. When tying the base, it is best to drill several holes
on the bases with which to tie it to the ceiling or wherever you intend to.
Making windchimes can be a family project for your kids or an entirely kids project which adults should
supervise. Children will be so proud to hang their chimes when they are finished with them.