Make Your Own Instruments
To fit in with our Libraries Rock Summer Reading theme, we had a craft night for kids to come make instruments.
There were five different instruments to make: a tambourine, a pan flute, a harmonica, an egg shaker, and a kazoo.
The idea for the paper plate tambourine came from Kids Craft Room, although I used markers instead of paint and skipped the cotton ball stuffing.
We had everything on hand already to make these, except for the bells.
I saw lots of different ideas for maraca-type diy instruments, but I made do with what I had on hand, which was lots of plain white plastic eggs leftover from the Veruca Salt game at my Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Celebration, washi tape, and a bag of aquarium gravel.
Wrapping them up in washi tape both sealed them and added some color.
This craft tube kazoo idea came from Buggy and Buddy as well as the 2018 SRP manual. I opted for stickers instead of paint for the tubes.
The colored tubes looked better. I should have used one of those for my instruction photos.
My favorite was the popsicle stick harmonica. It made the best sound. This idea (and photos) came from Mess for Less. They could be decorated further with markers and stickers.