Strike up the band with these homemade musical instrument crafts.
Shake, rattle, and roll with a set of these music makers
Make and shake instruments that are popular in Brazil and Africa.
An easy-to-make version of an African percussive instrument
Ring in the new year (on December 31 or on January 23, the Chinese New Year) with this homemade noisemaker, a hand drum based on a traditional Asian design.
March to your own beat on this easy-to-make instrument
For your superstar's next party, have partygoers customize cardboard guitars.
Use basic craft materials to turn your trick-or-treater into an MP3 player!
Shake up your Cinco de Mayo celebration with a pair of raisin-box maracas.
If you've ever wanted to chirr like a cicada or buzz like a bee, just take this humming noisemaker for a spin.
Kinder, gentler noisemakers with festive streamers
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.
The Berbers, widely known for the rugs that bear their name, are a people with a long tradition of lively music and storytelling. Among their instruments are qaraqib--or large castanets. This adaptation can be decorated and played in minutes.