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'Natural Summer Solutions, Tips & Fun' - Upcycled Wind Chimes

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Today's activity is upcycled wind chimes.

The soft, gentle sound that comes from a wind chime can be very relaxing. Today we'll teach you how to make one with common household supplies.

  

Materials needed:

Silver utensils (I used forks and knives)

A fork or branch (make sure it can hold a little weight) to hang utensils from

Pipe cleaners, wire or heavy string

Beads (optional)

Hot glue gun or glue (if hanging outside be sure the glue can withstand the elements)

Directions: 

If using a fork as the hanger for this, you'll want to bend the tines as shown in photo above.

Wrap pipe cleaner, wire or string around the top of the utensil that will hang from the fork or branch several times making sure it is tight. Put a small amount of glue on the utensil where the piper cleaner wraps around.

Add beads where you'd like. Wrap pipe cleaner around fork tine or branch, add a small amount of glue to keep it from slipping.

Repeat this process for each utensil until all tines have a utensil hanging from it or you have as many as you'd like hanging from the branch.

Is this something you would try with your kids? Have you ever made a wind chime?

by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 8:19 AM
Replies (31-40):
mommieof1b4g
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM

think i might suggest this to our girl scout leader!

TwoOnTheWay
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM
If I tried this with y kids there would be stabbing... Lol!
newwifenmom
by Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 10:52 PM

 Hmm...Not into wind chimes but this is cool looking

hapababies
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM
My neighbor uses pie pans, and the sound drives me batty. But he uses them to scare away birds and animals from his garden, not as a wind chime.
I like the teeny tiny metal wind chimes. I like the little sound they make, I don't like the big ones.
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catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

We have never made this.. but it looks like a fun project!


                
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DebraE0322
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

So cute! I know my kids would have fun making one of these.

justins_momm292
by on Jun. 28, 2013 at 6:12 AM

.Well, that's rude.  I think it's a super cute idea do with your kids!

Quoting lovinmyboys...:

Nah, looks junky.


justins_momm292
by on Jun. 28, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Ugh! that would probably drive me batty too.

Quoting hapababies:

My neighbor uses pie pans, and the sound drives me batty. But he uses them to scare away birds and animals from his garden, not as a wind chime.
I like the teeny tiny metal wind chimes. I like the little sound they make, I don't like the big ones.


justins_momm292
by on Jun. 28, 2013 at 6:13 AM
1 mom liked this

That's what I was thinking! A perfect scout craft.

Quoting mommieof1b4g:

think i might suggest this to our girl scout leader!


BrownEyedGirl86
by on Jun. 28, 2013 at 6:49 AM
I dot think I would ever try this. Just got my thing.
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