These Earth-friendly, up-cycled wind chimes are a perfect way to welcome spring. We turned some trash into treasure by using tin cans to create this set for our backyard. Kids can use all sorts of materials: empty plastic containers, plastic cutlery, soda cans, even old keys work. Discover the different sounds you get from various items. We left our wind chimes au naturel, but you can decorate yours with patterned duct tape or paint, too.
Containers (we used tin cans)
Yarn or twine
Sturdy stick from outside
Jingle bells (optional)
1. Cut small holes in the center of your recycled containers, and thread a piece of yarn through each one. To make a hole in a tin can, punch a nail through the bottom carefully .
2. Tie beads or bells to the end of the yarn hanging inside the containers.
3. Tie the other end of the yarn to the stick, allowing the containers to hang freely.
If you want, you can decorate your containers with tape or paint, and then hang them outdoors or indoors by a window.
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