Turn craft foam and bells into a flag-inspired wind chime; another great craft from FamilyFun.com.
What you’ll need
- Regular and decorative scissors
- Red, white, and blue craft foam
- Small hole punch
- White paint
- Small paintbrush or star stamp
- 30 small paper clips (ours were red, white, and blue)
- 12-inch wooden skewer with the sharp tips cut off
- Ribbon or wire
- 13 bells (ours were 3/4 inch in size)
How to make it
Cut out a 4 1/2- by 4-inch blue craft foam rectangle. Punch 4 evenly spaced holes on one of the long sides of the rectangle and 7 on the other.
Paint on the stars; we used a small star stamp.
Using scissors with decorative blades, cut out 7 red craft foam strips: three 1/2 by 8 inches, four 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. Cut out 6 white craft foam strips: three 1/2 by 8 inches and three 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.
Punch holes in both ends of all of the strips and thread paper clips through all the holes.
Attach the 7 short strips to the bottom of the blue square. Thread 4 paper clips through the holes at the top of the blue square.
Slide all the pieces onto the wooden skewer to form the flag, then attach a piece of ribbon or wire to the ends of the skewer as shown. Attach a bell to the clip on each strip and let your colors fly.