You don’t need a turbine to harness the power of the wind. Easy, breezy chimes work just as well—not only are they a creative way to teach kids about air flow and how it works, but they’re also an awesome update your backyard décor. From egg cartons and ice cream spoons to seashells and tin cans, click through the gallery of cute wind chime crafts that will blow you away.

Ocean in the Air

Shell we make some wind chimes today? Grab shells, glitter, glue gun, and string, then follow Jessica Amey’s simply sparkling directions at Let’s Do Something Crafty and you’ve got new backyard décor. When you're done, tie it up and let the wind do it's thing.

photo: Jessica via Let's Do Something Crafty

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Do you have a DIY wind chime craft kiddos can do? Give us your how-to in the comments.

—Nikki Walsh