Small City Crafts: Wind Chime

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Summer is just around the corner and I just LOVE being out in the garden soaking up the rays - and what better surroundings than that of a sun soaked garden to get a cheeky wee craft in!

My cousin brought his daughter up to my house for a visit, and bored of the adult chit chat, she decided she wanted to make something nice for the garden. We went on a scavenger hunt to see if there was anything in the garden or house that we could rustle up into a craft. A couple of bent spoons, a stick and a bit of washing line later (sorry mum!), we decided to make a click clanking jingling wind chime!

You will need;

Stick | Scissors | String | Cutlery

Step 1: Go on an adventure and find yourself a stick. Any kind of stick, preferably you want to leave it indoors overnight so it can dry out a bit as this makes the stick last longer.

Step 2: Once your stick is ‘dry’ make the handle by tying the string around one end of the stick, then once you have your desired length tie at the other end so you have a 'loop handle’

Step 3: Now you have something that looks like a hanging stick, let’s get started!


Step 4: I’m using old cutlery and I know that most households will have some bent spoons and wonky old forks in the cupboard. Not only is recycling old cutlery fun, it also sounds great when the wind hits it.

Step 5: Get your string and tie a knot around the stick.

Step 6: Now get your spoon or fork or whatever old cutlery your Mum has allowed you to have and tie the string around it. Double knot it to make it sturdier.

Step 7: Repeat the process until you have as much cutlery hanging from the stick as you desire.

Step 8: Now you should have a click clanking jingling wind chime! The total cost of this craft was zilch and it was a super fun hour in the garden on a sunny day - perfect!


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