Wind chime sounds a warn­ing

The Northern Star - - SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES -

THE Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy is­sues cy­clone ad­vice to the pub­lic in the form of a Cy­clone Watch and Cy­clone Warn­ing. Make your own warn­ing sys­tem wind chime.

You will need: 1m straight cop­per pip­ing; pipe cut­ter; drill; drill with bits; 50cm branch/sturdy stick; fish­ing line; 5 eye screws

How to cre­ate:

Cut the cop­per tub­ing into five pieces with the pipe cut­ter to the lengths: 30cm; 25cm; 20cm; 15cm; 10cm.

Drill through each of the pipes, so that there are two small equal holes on one end of the pipe. Drill the holes about 2cm from the end.

Screw the eye screws, evenly spaced, along the branch/ stick. Tie a 30cm length of fish­ing line from the cir­cle of each eye screw to the holes in each pipe.

Hang the chime by ty­ing some fish­ing line to each end of the branch/ stick. Lis­ten for the sounds it makes. The stronger the wind the more noise it makes.

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