Craft: Instruments

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Each girl will make a different instrument. Hand out one instrument information sheet per girl.


Finger Cymbals

Supplies:

  • 2 metal frozen juice lids
  • sewing elastic
  • duct tape
  • permanent markers

Instructions:

Attach elastic to one side of each lid using duct tape. Decorate lids using permanent markers.

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Bongos

Supplies:

  • 2 empty hot chocolate containers with lids
  • elastic bands
  • markers

Instructions:

Attach containers together using elastic bands. Decorate with markers.

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Guitar

Supplies:

  • tissue box
  • elastic bands
  • paper towel tube
  • masking tape
  • markers

Instructions:

Stretch elastic bands over the hole in the tissue box. Tape paper towel tube to one end of the tissue box. Decorate with markers.

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Ukelele

Supplies:

  • small jewelry box (cut hole in top beforehand)
  • elastic bands
  • unsharpened pencil
  • short stick

Instructions:

Stretch elastic bands over box. Place the short stick under one end of the elastic bands. Make a hole in one end of the box and stick the pencil through it to make a handle. Decorate the box.

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Drum

Supplies:

  • coffee tin with lid
  • chopsticks

Instructions:

Decorate the tin.

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Digeridoo

Supplies:

  • long cardboard tube
  • optional: beeswax for mouthpiece - prepare in advance (instructions)
  • markers

Instructions:

Decorate the tube.

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Rainstick

Supplies:

  • paper towel tube
  • wax paper
  • elastic bands
  • brass fasteners
  • dried beans
  • scissors
  • tape
  • markers

Instructions:

Poke holes in the tube using the scissors.  Push the brass fasteners into the holes, and cover with tape so they won't fall out.  Cover one end of the tube with wax paper, held on by an elastic band.  Fill the tube with the dried beans.  Cover the other end of the tube with wax paper held on by an elastic band.

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Güiro

Supplies:

  • wooden skewers
  • wood beads
  • glue
  • masking tape

Instructions:

Before the meeting, glue one bead onto the end of each skewer.  This will ensure that the remaining beads will stay on the stick.  Thread remaining beads onto the sticks and use masking tape at the end to keep them on.  Rub the sticks together to "play" them.

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Claves

Supplies:

  • 2 wooden dowels
  • markers

Instructions:

Decorate the dowels with markers.  To "play", hit the sticks together.


Maracas

Supplies:

  • 2 paper cups
  • dried beans
  • tape

Instructions:

Fill one of the cups with dried beans.  Place the other cup face down on top of the first cup.  Tape the rims together.  Decorate.

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Tambourine

Supplies:

  • paper plates
  • hole punch
  • stapler
  • pipe cleaner or ribbons
  • jingle bells
  • markers

Instructions:

Staple the plates together, bottoms facing outwards.  Hole punch around the rims.  Attach bells using pipe cleaner or ribbons.  Decorate.

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Kazoo

Supplies:

  • Paper towel tube
  • Wax paper
  • Rubber band
  • Markers

Instructions:

Use markers to decorate the paper towel tube. Use the rubber band to secure the wax paper over one end of the paper toweltube. Hum into the open end of the kazoo.

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Jingle Bells

Supplies:

  • pipe cleaners
  • jingle bells
  • beads

Instructions:

Attach bells and beads to the pipe cleaners and form the pipe cleaners into a circle to fit on each wrist.

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