Whis­pers from the wind

Mu­sic from wind chimes is en­chant­ing.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Family - Dayang Nur Salsabilla Awang Shahrizan, 8.

IMAG­INE your­self sip­ping ice cold drinks and chilling at your bal­cony. What a per­fect day!

Oh wait, some­thing is miss­ing... you want to be lulled by the melody of wind chimes.

Did you know that wind chimes ma­te­ri­als also in­clude glass, bam­boo or porce­lain? You can also use un­usual items such as sil­ver­ware, cookie cut­ters and beads to cre­ate th­ese melo­di­ous in­stru­ments.

Recently, Starchild asked read­ers to send in their thoughts on wind chimes.

Dar­ren Chan, 11, makes his wind chimes with old keys. “A wind chime is a beau­ti­ful dec­o­ra­tion. We hang wind chimes out­side our home. When the wind blows, it makes a melo­di­ous sound.”

Eight-year-old Dayang Nur Salsabilla Awang Shahrizan is proud of her wind chime, which she cre­ated with her fa­ther. “My wind chime is made of shells, beads and but­tons. It is colourful and beau­ti­ful. I like to show it to my friends.”

Haresh Kovel­lan, 12, says: “I like wind chimes that are made of colourful beads. My wind chime is hung in the gar­den.”

Janelle Tay, eight, con­sid­ers her wind chime her lucky charm. “Wind chimes come in many shapes and colours. My wind chime is made of metal and plas­tic. I love the beau­ti­ful sound it makes.”

Lo­hTzeMei , 12, writes: “I would like to de­sign a heart-shaped wind chime. I hope a lot of peo­ple like it too.”

Nu­rul Na­jwa Ab­dul Rah­man, 12, loves wind chimes be­cause they make beau­ti­ful sounds. “When the wind blows, it goes ‘ting-a-ling-ling’. We can make wind chimes at home or buy it from shops.”

“The sound of a wind chime goes ‘ting-ting-ting’. I want to de­sign a spe­cial wind chime made of bot­tle caps and tin cans,” says Nur Ru­daini Amira Mohd Rashidi, 10.

Olivia Tham Lee Wee, 10, writes: “I love colourful things. When cre­at­ing my own wind chime, I will rein­vent it us­ing my col­lec­tion of un­used items. It will fea­ture my di­a­mond key chain, beads, lava lamps and un­used keys. My shiny wind chime will pro­duce a beau­ti­ful melody. ”

Sib­ling Oliver Tham King Shawn, five, made a wind chime us­ing old toys: “I used my favourite felt di­nosaur and glued a few Lego blocks at the end of a string. The Lego pieces move freely when the wind blows.”

Eleven-year-old Pang Ler’s beau­ti­ful wind chimes are hung out­side his door. “It has a sweet sound. I want to de­sign a wind chime us­ing forks and spoons.”

Seven-year-old Phoebe Toh Sue Yi says: “My wind chime is made of colourful bot­tle caps. It looks pretty, like a rain­bow. I love wind chimes be­cause when the wind blows, I can hear them ‘talk­ing’.

Tiu Sock Wan, 12: “When the wind blows, wind chimes make beau­ti­ful sounds. It goes ting-a-lin­gling.”

Wee Yu Wen, 11, writes: “We hang wind chimes at the bal­cony, win­dows and door as dec­o­ra­tion. We can de­sign wind chimes us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als. I can also de­sign a wind chime us­ing seashells, spoons and plas­tic heartshaped pieces.”

Natalie Ang Xin Yan, five, says: “Metal wind chimes look like they are fly­ing.”

ITEM: Do you know our coun­try will be cel­e­brat­ing a spe­cial event next month? Yes, Malaysia cel­e­brates Na­tional Day on Aug 31.

Wee Yu Wen, 11.

Olivia Tham Lee Wee, 10.

Janelle Tay, 8.

Loh Tze Mei, 12.

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