Strike up the band with these homemade musical instrument crafts.
Kinder, gentler noisemakers with festive streamers
An easy-to-make version of an African percussive instrument
This interactive musical rod is simple to make and easy to use -- and makes a metallic twinkling sound, similar to that of a rain stick.
Use basic craft materials to turn your trick-or-treater into an MP3 player!
For your superstar's next party, have partygoers customize cardboard guitars.
Help your toddler participate in the joyful noise of music.
Turn any pair of shoes into temporary tap shoes for when your toddler has dance fever.
Here's a twist on the rhythm sticks that Australian aborigines use in ceremonial dances: decorated paint stirrers that let your child be a one-man percussion section, clapping along to his favorite music.
Little kids seem born to shake: rattles, juice in a sippy cup, their own groove thing. You can delight them with this simple homemade shaker crafted from -- because we know you've got no shortage -- a pair of laundry detergent caps.
Kids are natural copycats -- or is that copykittens? Either way, you can make the most of your child's urge to imitate with these musical mirroring games.
Your tot can enjoy the sound of a gentle rainfall -- without the sogginess -- thanks to this easy-to-make sound-alike instrument.
From strumming crib bars to drumming in a garage band, kids always seem to know how to get a bang out of life. Cultivate your child's curiosity with one of these noisy experiments. All you need is a simple mallet: a drumstick, chopstick, or wooden spoon w