You and your kids can make beautiful music together with these 17 fun DIY Musical Instruments!
This musical noisemaker is based on a Brazilian instrument called a cuica (kwee-kah). The cup acts as an amplifier for the sound made by the string's vibration -- and be prepared, it's surprisingly loud!
Make and shake instruments that are popular in Brazil and Africa.
Shekeres (pronounced SHAY-ker-rays) are African percussive instruments that today are used by world music performers all over the globe.
Fill a bunch of bottles with different amounts of water, and you've got yourself an instrument!
This wooden harmonica is fun to play, and kids over 5 can whip it up in minutes.
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.
For some no-hands-required musical accompaniment, fashion your child his own pair of jingle-bell socks.
Shake, rattle, and roll with a set of these music makers
Shake up your Cinco de Mayo celebration with a pair of raisin-box maracas.
17 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids
Balloon Bongos, Rice Shaker and Güiro
Fancy Egg Shakers
Cardboard and Wax Paper Kazoos
Make a Cup Laugh
Shake Your Own Shekere
A Little Bottle Music
Jam on a Wooden Harmonica
Backyard Melody Maker
Raisin Box Maracas
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