homemade musical instruments
Scissors or craft knife
4-5 rubber-bands of different sizes
a 8cm hole in the lid of the shoebox
the lid back on the shoebox
down hard on the lid to make the surface of the lid lower than
the edge of the lid.
the rubber bands right around the box width wise (use thick
rubber bands that won't break easily).
them over the sound hole.
children will hear different sound when they pluck the rubber
(cardboard cylinders, tins, cans) with one side open
Skins for the drum (plastic, greaseproof paper, wrapping paper,
a variety of containers with different skins.
the rubber bands to secure the skins around the drums.
the children how to play the drums by tapping the skin with
- to make some of the skins tighter for higher sounds, they can
be dipped in water and then stretched on the drum while wet.
a glass about half fully of uncooked rice.
the empty glass on top of it.
Holding them firmly inplace, join them together with tape.
children can use felt pens to decorate the maracas in bright
could also make some maracas using different amount of rice.
different sound effects you could use lentils, chickpea, red
kidney bean, macaroni.
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