Let’s make DIY wind chimes and some outdoor ornaments to blow in the spring wind with kids today!
When it comes to crafting with kids, I’m a pushover for an easy backyard ornament that we can hang from a tree branch or in a corner of the deck or patio.
Homemade wind chimes, sun catchers, outdoor wind spinners and whirligigs look so pretty reflecting light and blowing in the breeze.
Today, I’m sharing 21 of my favorite DIY Wind Chimes & Outdoor Ornaments to make with kids!
All of these decorations are easy to make, and each one is crafted from every-day items you can find around your home. That means it won’t cost you a thing to add some color and charm to a cozy corner of your backyard!
Homemade Tin Can Wind Chimes
Have the kids make a set of these colourful, musical wind chimes to hang from their playhouse or play structure! Homemade wind chimes have their own special sound when blowing in the breeze!
Easy Bead Sun Catcher
This glass bead sun-catcher looks too pretty to be homemade, but it is! You’ll love how simple, inexpensive and quick it is to make!
DIY Rainbow Wind Chimes
These vibrant rainbow wind chimes, hung from a branch in the backyard, will brighten up any outdoor play space!
Hanging Stick Stars
Use your favourite colours of raffia to make these simple Summer Stars. They look so pretty strung together decorating a covered patio or porch.
Homemade Sea Shell Wind Chimes
These gorgeous Sea Shell Wind Chimes can serve as a lovely momento of a summer beach holiday.
DIY Flower Suncatcher Wind Chimes
Jar lids! The light looks beautiful shining through this natural sun-catcher/wind chime. What a pretty way to preserve the beauty of your garden.
Winter Day Melting Suncatcher
One for winter! Any icy sun catcher can brighten up a little spot in the yard during those cold, bleak winter months.
DIY Recycled Water Bottle Suncatcher
The weight of the glass baubles cause these water bottle whirligigs to bounce and dance when a breeze finds them. They are outdoor wind spinners that kids can make them bounce too. Kids love learning to make a whirligig out of something you likely have a bunch of at home.
Dinner Time Wind Chime You Can Make
An old set of forks and spoons sound wonderful tinkling in the wind. You won’t believe how easy this upcycled cutlery wind chime is to make!
Homemade Tin Can Wind Sock
A tin can becomes a festive and patriotic wind sock! Change up the colours, and display it all year ’round as the perfect wind catcher!
Make a Garden Mobile
Here’s another great recycled ornament to brighten your outdoor space: an easy garden mobile dripping in a rainbow of colours!
Outdoor Wind Spinners You Can Craft
These whimsical wind spinners were one of my favourite internet finds this year. They’re a cinch to make with a few repurposed household items and then before you know it…a crazy cool outdoor wind spinner!
Recycled Can Windsock Wind Catcher
Turn a Pringles can into a windsock in a snap. You’ll love simple way we attached the ribbons, and kids will love the creative, decorating process of this homemade wind chime.
DIY Water Bottle Outdoor Wind Spinner
I am so making this water bottle wind spinner! The process looks so fun and easy. I’ll bet it’s just a blur of colour when a breeze gets it going!
Make a Recycling Bin Wind Chime
This recycled wind chime puts plastic lids of all shapes and sizes to good use. I love how bright and colourful this homemade wind chime is!
Easy Hanging Garden DIY
And how about this a growing, living ornament! A Kokedama is a hanging garden made up of moss and small plants!
Preschool Tid Bits Wind Chime
Put together a bunch of household odds and ends and you’ll wind up with this whimsical wind chime to brighten up your backyard space.
DIY Colorful Key Wind Chime
Who doesn’t have a bunch of old, useless keys hanging around. This colourful key chime is a fabulous way to give them a new life!
Upcycled CD Wind Chime Craft
Java and music lovers will appreciate this coffee can and cd wind chime! And you’ll appreciate that you won’t require any tools to put it together!
Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile
Have you melted pony beads yet? We have not, but when I saw this melted bead sun catcher I immediately put it on my must-do list! Another version of a melted bead suncatcher is here at Kids Activities Blog made outside on the grill.
Make a Painted Washer Wind Chime
Who knew a simple washer look so cheery? I just love this garden washer wind chime made from steel washers! I’ll bet this homemade wind chime sounds pretty too!
More Outdoor Crafts & Fun from Kids Activities Blog
- If you’re looking for more creative outdoor projects, be sure to check out this collection of 20 outdoor nature crafts for kids too!
- Hang a homemade hummingbird feeder in the trees! This one is made out of a plastic bottle so it will double as a suncatcher!
- Make this butterfly food recipe and the easy butterfly feeder so your yard will be full of the colors of butterlies!
- If you are looking for suncatcher crafts that hang on the inside of your window to bring more colorful light inside, here are several kids crafts to try:
- Make a paper windsock craft
Which outside ornament, suncatcher or Wind Chime are you going to make first?