DIY Wind Chimes

DIY Wind Chimes

I cre­ated these wind chimes using mate­r­ial found on nature walks and the recy­cling bin. In the begin­ning, it was a mobile made from ice cream spoons. They made a soft sound like small bam­boo sticks, so I added a bell and ended up cre­at­ing a nice lit­tle wind chime. Fig­ur­ing out how to hang the spoons with­out mak­ing a hole led me to the rub­ber bands and i used it in a dec­o­ra­tive way.

Note: This project is for chil­dren 3+. Take care with the craft knife! Younger kids can help find the mate­ri­als. Kids learn­ing to make sim­ple knots will have fun prac­tic­ing with this sim­ple craft.

DIY Wind Chimes

What You Need

  • Soft plas­tic lid, approx. 4 inches in diameter
  • 3–7 ice cream spoons
  • 5 plas­tic pack­ag­ing strips
  • 3–7 rub­ber bands
  • 2 small bells
  • 4 feath­ers
  • Sev­eral empty acorns and beechnuts
  • Hama beads
DIY Wind Chimes

Tools

  • Craft knife
  • Scis­sors
  • Reamer/punch
  • Nee­dle
  • Nylon and cord

Get­ting Prepared

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 1
Cut out the cen­ter of lid and punch 12 holes around the out­side edge.

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 2
Wrap the spoons with the rub­ber bands.

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 3
Use the nee­dle to make a hole in the plas­tic strips. Cut a 7 inch piece of nylon and knot them.

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 4
Cut some longer nylon (13 inches) and knot it to the beech­nut. Thread some hama beads.

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 5
Knot a hama bead with cord and stick a feather in it. Add a sec­ond bead to affix it.

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 6
Pre­pare all the strings.

Assem­bling the Wind Chimes

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 1
Cut 2 pieces of nylon (18 inches each) and lace them cross­wise through 4 holes in the lid.

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 2
Make a knot at the end of all the pieces of nylon. Now add the spoons, feath­ers, and plas­tic strips as you like. Make sure to vary the lengths a bit. The string with the bells should come through the mid­dle. Cut the nylon and cord.

DIY Wind Chimes

Step 3
Your wind chimes are ready!

DIY Wind Chimes

I ended up prepar­ing too much material—enough for a sec­ond wind chime!

DIY Wind Chimes DIY Wind Chimes

I pre­pared a sec­ond lid and eas­ily made another wind chime.

DIY Wind Chimes

That’s all there is to it! Happy crafting :)