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NINE EASY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO MAKE all ages
Make one or all of these fun and easy musical instruments to encourage play and creativity. From Amanda Formaro. [read more]
CHINESE GONG Gr.K+
A gong is an East and South East Asian musical percussion instrument that takes the form of a flat metal disc which is hit with a mallet. Find out how to make one using simple, household materials. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
COFFEE CAN DRUM K-4
Drums are an important part of life and ceremony in many cultures.
Here is a simple method for you and your students to create a fun sounding drum as you celebrate the cultures of the world. [read more]
A didgeridoo is a long wooden trumpet-like instrument used by the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. A real didgeridoo is made of a hollow wooden branch with a beeswax mouthpiece. You and your kinderartists can make your very own didgeridoo using offcuts of PVC (plumbing) pipe or wrapping paper tubes. [read more]
DRUM Gr. 4-12
Learn how to make a dumbek or conga drum with materials from the garden shed. [read more]
EMOTION PAINTING K+
Students will gain an understanding of how much of a role emotion plays in artmaking as they create paintings based on feelings and music. [read more]
GUITARS AS SCULPTURE Gr. 6-8
A motivating project that incorporates music and history. From Alison J. Lorion. [read more]
HARP OF GOLD elementary
Students will experiment with sound as they create and decorate a harp box. From Mariella Pace. [read more]
JINGLE BELLS Gr.K+
Throughout time people have loved the sound of bells that jingle. Here are some ideas for making your own jingle bells. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
KANDINSKY, WASSILY: KANDINSKY COLOR STUDIES Gr. K-8
Students will learn about artist Wassily Kandinsky as they focus on his life as an artist and a musician. From
Laura Stuart-Smith. [read more]
MARACAS (BALLOONS) K-8
Lillian Foxx's maraca making lesson results in the pleasure of discovery and accomplishment. Here learn how to make maracas using balloons and flour paste. [read more]
MARACAS (ORANGES AND PAPER) K-8
Learn how to make maracas using oranges, tissue paper and glue. From KinderArt. [read more]
MARACAS (RECYCLED MATERIALS) Gr.K+
Maracas are one of the simplest instruments to play for young children or the beginning musician. They are essentially rattles with handles. Find out how to make maracas out of bottles and toilet paper rolls. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
MARACAS (SIMPLE) & SHAKERS K-8
Maracas were originally made from the dried shells of gourds with beads or beans inside. This lesson shows you how to make maracas using paper cups. [read more]
MUSICAL ART Gr. 7-8
Geoff Thompson has great ideas for teaching children the relationship between art and music. [read more]
OCEAN DRUM Gr.3+
An ocean drum is filled with small round objects that, when tilted back and forth, sound remarkably like the waves at the seashore. Find out how to make an ocean drum here. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
Legend has it that the Chilean Indians invented the rainstick to make rainy weather. You can make a rainstick using materials you can find around the house. [read more]
RATTLES (RECYCLED) Gr.K+ new
Rattles are one of the simplest instruments to play. Make your own using recycled materials from around the house. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
A sistrum is a hand-held percussion instrument that dates back to Ancient Egypt. Make your own with items from around the house. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
STICKER SHAKERE Gr.K+
A shakere is a beautiful musical instrument made from a dried gourd that is shaken, tossed or moved from hand to hand creating wonderful rhythms and songs.
Find out how to make one using a recycled milk carton. From: Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. [read more]
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