There is something powerful about the sounds of children making music. Make a Bell Bush and your kids will surely chime some music for you during their outside playtime!
I don’t remember where I first read about creating a natural playscape and using music, but I do remember from the first moment I read about it, that I wanted to have a place for my children to make music outside.
Materials Needed to Make a Bell Bush
How to Make a Bell Bush
- Cut several pieces of ribbon.
- Sting the ribbon through the bells
- Hang at kid-height on a low bush or tree branch.
For the price of a bag of bells and some yarn, we now have a bell bush, that my 5 year old has named “The Fairy Bush.” We have had the Fairy Bush in our yard for almost a year now and I am surprised at how often it is rung! My 22 month old is now a big fan and makes a point of shaking the branches and pulling the bells every morning. Even our dog joins in the fun and shakes it.
Here is a quick mini-tour of this area if you wanted to see more!
April's Homemaking says
I love your outdoor play space, the fairy tree is a wonderful idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog- to answer your question about the bread- I get it to brown evenly like that by brushing on an egg wash made from 1 beaten egg and a tablespoon or two of water. I use a silicone pastry brushes, they work great. I enjoyed reading your post- loved the "stage" as well 🙂 ~April
I love your outdoor music space!! I think my kids would love it too!