This week, I’m starting a 5-day series on upcycled crafts for kids.
You may already know what upcycled means, but for those of you who don’t, it is taking something old and recycling it into something new! Today, I’m sharing with you a perfect summer kids project–making an upcycled key wind chime. This is a very simple project. My 3.5 year old loved it and is so proud of his wind chime hanging in our garden. To start, you’ll need 5-10 old keys. I found mine at the hardware store. Some were free because they were donated and others were $1. Paint the keys using acrylic paint.
We attached the yarn to a wooden dowel. You could use a hanger or a wooden stick, too. After you tie the knots, cut off the excess string. You could also put some glue on the yarn if you’re worried that it will come apart.
Click on the links below to view the other 4 days of upcycled crafts
Day 2: Coin Jar out of a Candle Jar
Day 4: Tin Can Windsock
This 5-day series is part of the iHomeschool Network Hopscotch. Be sure to visit the Hopscotch landing page to discover more great series!!