DIY Musical Instruments

This week’s theme is Sound, Light, & Color.

My first program of the week was making musical instruments for grades 3-5

First up was a harmonica made from craft sticks, paper, and rubber bands. I found it on this link:


DIY Harmonica

Here’s a finished product:


Next up was a megaphone made out of construction paper and toilet paper tubes.


I found my instructions in a book, but those would work as well. We added the toilet paper tube at the bottom for extra volume.




Then we made a straw flute. I didn’t use the pliers, so it didn’t play as well for the kids. I don’t have a picture of one, but here are the instructions.

Straw Flute

Last, but not least, we made a pan pipe flute. I found the instructions for this in the SRP Manual.


The instruments worked on and off, but the kids had a great time making them and trying them out.

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