With just a few household items, you can make a variety of simple DIY instruments! Kendra Halterman, music teacher and blogger at My Insanity, shows how to make some noise for little musicians.
- Root Beer Maracas: Give those bottles new life by adding some dry beans and decorative tape to shake things up a bit!
- Egg Shakers: Not sure what to do with all of those plastic eggs after the hunt? Transform them to colorful egg shakers by simply adding popcorn seeds and super gluing shut.
- Sand Paper Scrapers: With a few items from the home improvement aisle, whip up these scrapers and watch those little hands go!
- Striped Drum Sticks: Take some paint to ordinary dowels and voila! Drum sticks! They can beat an old oatmeal container decked out in bright tape.
Photography by Michelle Herrick