Ready for a fun crafting session with your kids?
This wind chimes DIY project only requires upcycled materials you probably have lying around your house. Combine them with some simple crafting techniques, a pinch of creativity and about 30 minutes of time. And the end result is so gratifying!
The perfect eco-friendly project to add oodles of color and playfulness to your home.
Watch the video!
Also find the list of materials and step by step instructions below.
- 45 Popsicle sticks (plain or Colored)
- 2 Paper Plates
- 5 Paper Cups
- Wooden Beads
- Thick thread
- Pick a beautiful color combination of popsicle sticks for each of the 5 cups. The number of sticks would depend on the diameter of the cup. I used 9 sticks for each cup.
- Mark the center of each stick and cut into halves.
- If needed, mark and cut the cups so that their height is slightly lesser than that of the sticks.
- Apply glue on the cup and stick the sticks side by side. Adjust the gap between the sticks so that they are evenly spread out around the cup.
- Stick 2 paper plates together (for added thickness and strength).
- Mark five points in the plate at equal distance from each other (where the thread will go inside).
- Cut threads at 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 inches length. (Leave allowance so that there is enough extra length to tie the knots)
- Take the 5 inch thread, put a small knot, insert a bead, insert the needle and pierce through a hole in the center of the cup.
- Add a few more beads and make another knot at 2.5 inches (middle of 5 inch). Add more beads.
- Pierce the plate at a point you marked earlier. Insert one more bead and make another knot. Chop off the extra thread.
- Repeat for all the cups.
- Make a hole in the center of the plate. (Make sure it’s exactly at the center for perfect balance).
- Cut a piece of thread 4-6 inches long.
- Pass it through the hole from the outside and make a big tight knot inside. Chop off the ends.
And there you go!
Hang the wind chimes in a special corner and admire your delightful creation 🙂
If you loved this DIY, please leave a comment!