It's just 4 more days to our nation's 50th birthday! Have you made plans on how to celebrate this long weekend?
For us, we have booked a chalet for 3D2N starting next Monday and are looking forward to having a good time playing, swimming, bowling, singing, barbecuing and catching up with our families. Remember how we made maracas, parade wands, flags and buntings to decorate our chalet two years ago (tutorial here) and our DIY paper visors last year (tutorial here)? This time, I wanted to make something creative and speaks of patriotism.
Think: a chalet where it gets windy, sometimes a little too quiet, and looks a little dull at the porch or doorway. What can we possibly make and use to brighten up the mood so that everyone who comes will feel a warm welcome?
In this week's Creativity 521, we share with you something simple and fun that we did - DIY National Day Wind Chimes made out of our stash of toilet rolls.
1) Empty toilet rolls
2) Red and white crepe paper
3) Red paint
4) Paintbrush and palette
7) Thick gold string
8) Thin red string (not in pic)
9) Pencil and ruler (not in pic)
10) Scotch tape
11) Printout of crescent and stars from the Singapore flag
12) A4 sized paper
Next, we made handles using the thick gold string and secured them in the inside of the top of the roll. Lastly, we wanted our wind chimes to jingle so we tied bells onto the thin red string and stuck them along the inside of the bottom of the rolls. Tip: Make sure the string is long and thin enough so that it only takes a breeze to make the bells vibrate. You might need to use more and bigger bells if you prefer a loud jingle.
Ta-dah! And we are all done! Before we take these wind chimes to jazz up our chalet next week, I thought we should first put them up in the house so that we can all get into the National Day mood and be excited to celebrate this huge milestone in the place we call home.
Happy, Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore! May peace and prosperity be with us always!
P.S. We are also teaching the kids to recite the pledge, sing the national anthem and some patriotic songs so that we can build up on a sense of nationalism, have a jolly good time and feel a sense of pride when watching the National Day parade (on TV, I mean, cos' we didn't manage to get the tickets. Still very much looking forward to it!). Have a great National Day weekend, all of ya!
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