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Make your own musical instruments

 
Kids love creating their own music from an early age! Make your own musical instruments from things you have at home. Have a go at making small individual instruments or if you have room, why not create a musical wall in the garden!
Kids love creating their own music from an early age!

Make your own musical instruments from things you have at home.
 

Make your own musical instruments


Have a go at making small individual instruments or if you have room, why not create a musical wall in the garden!
 

Triangle

  • Tie a string around the top of a wire coat hanger and bend the hook closed. Hold onto a string and hit the hanger with a metal spoon.
 

Guitar

  • Wrap rubber bands around a small sturdy topless box. Play by strumming your fingers across the rubber band.
 

Wrist bells

  • String 3 or 4 bells onto a pipe cleaner. Twist the ends together to form a bracelet.
 

Finger Cymbals

  • Punch 2 holes into identical small jar lids. Thread a pipe cleaner through the holes and twist to make finger handles. Put one onto each pointer finger and bang the lids together.
 

Drum

  • Get out a cooking pot and beat the bottom of it with a wooden spoon.
 

Outdoor musical wall

  • Cre­ate an outdoor musical wall using kitchen uten­sils and anything noisy you have to hand! Just fix the utensils to the fence or an old pallet and let the fun begin. It’s a great way for kids to have fun and learn different sounds.


Form a band

  • Make a few of the instruments above and get your kids to form their own band and play along to their favourite nursery rhymes..

More kids music articles to enjoy: Source: This article was written by BJ's Childcare Services
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