Category Archives: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Craft band

Craft band

Craft band
Comes The Band!
You can make a military hand out of your soldiers. Just give them musical instruments to hold.
Out of these
Cottage cheese carton, paper clip, paper circles, toothpick and clay.
Make these
bass drum, trombone, cymbals, baton.

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Crafts for teens

SANDPAPER BLOCKS

Crafts for teens
SANDPAPER BLOCKS

Materials
2 easy-to-hold building blocks
scissors
coarse sandpaper
thumbtacks or glue
Cut two pieces of sandpaper, each a little larger than the side of a block. Thumbtack pieces of sandpaper to blocks, or paste in place.
Rub, rub . . . swish, swish.

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The rattle

The rattle

RATTLER
Materials
a round salt carton
tape
some dry beans, rice, or pebbles
Pour some beans into the salt spout of vour carton. Close the spout and seal it with tape.
Then make a small hole in the center of each end of the salt carton. Push a stick that is as long as two salt cartons through both holes. Put tape at the places where the stick goes through to hold it tightly. Add a tassel.
You can decorate it with crayons.
People in orchestras call rattlers like these “maracas.”

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Craft ideas kids

Craft

Craft ideas kids
TOM-TOM

Materials
a large, round cereal carton
string
something to punch holes
clothespins
Remove the lid from a round cereal carton. Just below the open end, punch a hole in the side of the carton. Punch another hole directly opposite the first. Run a string through the holes and tie the ends. You can now hang the box around your neck. Put the lid back on the carton.
If you wish, you can decorate the cereal box with poster paints. You can also tape the lid to the carton to keep it on.
Use clothespins for drumsticks.

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Children craft

Children craft

Children craft
BONGO DRUM

Materials
a popcorn or potato-chip can
an auto tire inner tube
string
scissors
If you don’t have an inner tube, you can gel one al a filling station.
Cut a circle from the old inner tube, larger than the end of your potato-chip can. Take the lid off the can.
Put the rubber circle over the open end of the can. Fasten it with a string tied tightly. If you can stretch the rubber while you tie it on the can, the drum will have a higher pitched sound.
You play bongo drums by slapping them with an open hand and fingers.
Other bongo drums can be made from fruit-juice cans and coffee tins.

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How to make crafts

How to make crafts

A Hummer
Materials
• an empty paper-roll tube
• wax paper    • a rubber band    • crayons or paints
Cut out a circle of wax paper larger than the end of a paper-role tube. Put the paper circle over the end of the tube. Fasten it in place with a rubber band.
Sing O-O-O-O into the open end of the tube.
You can decorate the hummer in any way you like with crayons or paints.
Hum On A Comb
Wrap a sheet ol (issue paper around a comb and hum into it. You can feel the paper vibrate against your lips. It tickles a little when you hum, but it makes a good band instrument.

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Craft ideas kids

craft ideas kids

A Xylophone
Materials
• empty pop bottles or water glasses
• a knife, a fork, or a spoon for a mallet
Collect several old pop bottles. It is best if they are all the same size and shape. Fill one bottle with water nearly to the top. Fill the second one halfway. Put just a little water in the third. Put other amounts of water in the other bottles.
Now hit each bottle gently with a piece of kitchen silver.
You can change the sound of each bottle by changing the amount of water in it. By experimenting with different amounts of water, you will be able to sound notes in tunc with a piano.
If you do not have pop bottles, ask your mother if she will let you use some water glasses.

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Handmade crafts

Handmade crafts

A Triangle
Materials
• a short length of metal pipe or a horseshoe
• a string    • a knife, a fork, or a spoon for a mallet
A triangle, like a gong, is held by a string. Use a piece of string three times as long as the pipe. Run (he siring through the pipe and tie the ends ol the string together.
Hold it as shown in the picture. Strike it with a knife, a fork, or a spoon.
If you use a horseshoe instead of a pipe for the triangle, tie only one end of the string to the curve of the horseshoe. You can then strike the horseshoe as it hangs from the string.

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Free crafts for kids

Free crafts for kids

MAKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Bang! Clink! Ping! Ting!
These are the sounds made by gongs, triangles, and xylophones.
A Gong
Materials
• a lid of a large popcorn or potato-chip can    • a knife or a spoon for a mallet    • a nail    • a hammer    • a string
Ask your father to help you pound two nail holes into the rim of the lid. They should be a few inches apart.
Thread a string through the holes. Tie the ends of the string together. You can hold the gong by this string. See Picture.
Use a knife or a spoon as the mallet for striking the gong, You might want to wrap a strip of cloth around the hitting end of the mallet to make a softer tone when you hit the gong.

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