Sound was an element missing from our developing sensory garden. Well, there is the crunch of the gravel when you walk. When our wind chimes broke I immediately sent Kate a picture asking for ideas.
The bamboo parts were intact. They were previously strung to a coconut shell which broke.
I threaded them together with some twine using a large embroidery needle. I looped back around each piece of bamboo so they would stay in place and wouldn't slide on the twine.
I created a stand by nailing three pieces of new bamboo stakes together. I had previously used a hand saw to cut the stakes to size. I then firmly tied the bamboo chimes to the stand. I gave the children some left over bamboo to play the chimes.
The next element I'm working on is water (which may just add some sound too). I'm thinking of a water wall using bamboo instead of guttering or pipes, let me know if you see anything similar.
P.S. Can you tell Otis isn't wearing a nappy? He's wearing underpants!!