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.

Do the Can-Can

When kids are done playing “kick the can” they can paint them to make this bright and bold can craft. A nod to Kim who came up with this cool idea that’s easy for kiddos to do. All you need is: an old lampshade wire (or something similar), cans, paint, string, hammer (adult supervision, please) and nail. Grab the directions here.

photo: Kimbo via A girl with a glue gun


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

—Nikki Walsh