Little children can make these with
a little adult supervision. Scissors needed for cutting. Some
gluing. Tuning unnecessary or minimal. Recommended by your homeschool guide.
Music by Nancy Stewart - Homemade Instruments
Here are some musical instruments you can make with your child from
everyday items: Plastic Egg Shakers, Paper Mache Fruit Shakers,
Jingle Sticks, African Tambourine, Sand Blocks, Juice Can Shakers,
Jingle Bracelets, and Quilting Hoop Drum.
9 Easy to Make Musical Instruments
Children love music as much as they enjoy making things. Why not join these two creative forces and make one or all of these fun and easy musical instruments to encourage play and creativity.
by Phil Tulga
Building pan pipes is a fun way for students to apply their knowledge
of measurement and length. As they will hear: longer tubes produce
a lower pitch, and shorter tubes produce a higher pitch.
Make a banjo, bass, a dancing lumberjack, dulcimer, drum, rainstick,
or a thumb piano.
What dinner party is complete without a song from the Wine Glass
Symphony? You'll need a few wine glasses, some water, and a tune
in mind to demonstrate the sounds of science. Amaze everyone
and display incredibly bad manners all at once.
Make a hip-hoppin' java jive bass out of an old coffee can.
Put on your homemade tuxedo and conduct your own orchestra.
by Ann Sayre Wiseman and John Langstaff
Grade 3-5--Using easy-to-follow directions and examples drawn from musical forms from around the globe, Wiseman and Langstaff invite children to explore the world of music by showing them how to create their own instruments and rhythms.