Materials for March 19-23: Musical Instruments

17 Mar

Not only is music fun, music also develops many educational skills for kids. This week we’ll make some homemade instruments to create your own rock band!

These are the materials you’ll need this week. Recycle what you have around the house.

Monday: Drums

  • Can or oatmeal container (any size)
  • Scrapbook or construction paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Foil, plastic wrap or waxed paper
  • Rubber band
  • Two new unsharpened pencils

Tuesday: Shakers

  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Rice, dried beans, beads, etc.
  • Hot glue gun and glue

Wednesday: Guitar

  • Empty Kleenex box
  • Paper towel tube
  • Six rubber bands
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint

Thursday: Sand Blocks

  • 2 1″ x 4″ pieces of wood
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Tacky Glue

Friday: Rainstick

  • Paper towel or wrapping paper tube
  • Packing peanuts
  • Rice
  • Paper
  • Masking tape
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5 Responses to “Materials for March 19-23: Musical Instruments”

  1. Kimberly March 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Sounds like a good week! You would have quite a band be the end! We’ve made a string bass with a wash tub, rope and stick before and it works great. Kids love trying it out. But I love especially how you can decorate shakers. What a lot of fun!

    • Brenda March 19, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Aren’t homemade instruments great? I still remember my first homemade drum and it was just a coffee can; it wasn’t decorated or anything! Music builds such creativity. I love your washtub idea. Do you mind if I post it on our Facebook page?

      Thanks for hanging out with us! Brenda

      • Kimberly March 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

        Sure no problem! =)

      • Brenda March 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

        Thanks!

      • Brenda March 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

        Thanks! I posted it on our Facebook page.

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