DIY Kid’s Instruments

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

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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