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.

Awesome Upcycle

We try to set a good example for our kids by picking up trash from the environment. Well, Natalie over at Handmade Charlotte took this task up a notch when she made these whimsical wind chimes. You’ll need a plastic lid, ice cream spoons, bells, feathers and several other items. Get the full scoop, here.

photo: Natalie Kramer via Homemade Charlotte

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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