10 Great Musical Instruments To Make at Home

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Create a backyard orchestra, or just make a few instruments to fill a rainy afternoon with earsplitting fun. Here are 10 fun and easy musical instruments for kids that can be made at home.

1. Balloon bongo, rice shaker & güiro

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Fill a clean can with rice or lentils, stretch a balloon over the top and secure with an elastic band.

From Minieco

 

2. Cardboard Box Guitar

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From Minieco

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From e-how

 

3. Jammin’ Banging Wall

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From Days of You and Me — inspired by Soulemama:

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4. Toolbox Glockenspiel

Beethoven’s Ninth on the Toolbox Glockenspiel built by Tom Kaufmann. Here’s another; wrenches balancing on pipes.

 

5. Popsicle stick harmonica

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From Housing A Forest

 

6. Maracas

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From Kinder Art

 

7. Kazoos

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From That’s What We Said

 

8. Garden Hose Bugle

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From Bugaboo, Miri, Mr & Me, Plus One

 

9. Knitted Ankle Bells

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From Minieco

 

10. Tambourine

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From Martha Stewart