Bubble Bottle Wind Chimes

The great weather recently has meant we've enjoyed lots of bubble play outside. Friends have bought Minnie several pots of bubbles & I hate throwing the empty containers away, so thought this was a neat way to upcycle the bright colourful containers.

We collected several empty pots, & I made a hole in the bottom of each using a bradawl.
Minnie threaded string through the holes in each container & we tied a knot to secure.

I found this container lid in our box of recycled goodies. (I love this box of recycled 'just-in-case' treasures, there's always a great find to be discovered.)

Minnie threaded the strings through the lid & I tied them on. We then looped a length of string through the lid to hang them up.... & our summer mobile was ready!

I asked Minnie if she would like to decorate them, but she wanted to leave the containers as they were. She then chose where they should hang, & had fun knocking them together to create a noise! A light breeze provided a slightly more subtle sound, but it was great to explore the impact of force, both visually & audibly!

Our upcycled chimes appeared to glow in the sunshine & are a wonderful reminder of bubble fun in the sun!

Great for exploring; weather, sounds, motor skills, & forces. Also a neat example of how we can recycle every day items rather than just throwing them away. 


  1. Wonderful idea! We have quite the collection gathering at our home!


  2. Minnie was smart to leave the bottles as they were...beautiful colors!!! I never would have thought of this, but I don't like to throw away the bottles either...now I know what to do with them! Thanks for sharing :]

  3. A perfect, fun summer wind chime.

  4. So bright and colorful! Great way to upcycle those bottles!

  5. What a fab bit of recycling - so bright and colourful and great for our rainy weather!!

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!!


  6. great idea- we are working on a similar project- with tin cans and sea shells!

  7. I like so much the sound of this!its really a great and colourful idea :-)

  8. What a great idea. I have started making one of these with my kids today. Were going to try get one of the bubble stick on the wind chime aswell to see if the wind can make bubbles from it.