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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 (41-47):
lovinmyboys...
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM
Can't help my opinion. Glad you like it, though.

Quoting justins_momm292:

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

Quoting lovinmyboys...:

Nah, looks junky.


melindabelcher
by on Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Cute idea.
We like wind chimes but don't own any and have never made one
jconney80
by Group Mod on Jun. 28, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Oh I like this idea!!!

aneela
by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

fun

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jun. 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM
I cant stand the sound of metal hitting each other so wind chimes drive me batty. I like bamboo or other wooden ones
Cafe Robin
by Group Admin on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:36 AM

congratulations      ....and the WINNER is....   

                                        mamavalor

                           You have won a $25 gift card!

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Congrats mamvalor =)

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