Your kids can make their own musical instruments at home with simple materials, including:
- recycled materials: cardboard boxes and tubes, bottle tops and lids, shampoo bottles, tin cans and empty ribbon spools
- rubber bands and wool/yarn
- paper plates
- wooden sticks, spoons, embroidery hoops and craft sticks
Here are some of our favourite DIY musical instruments for kids!
Cardboard instruments from Minieco
Making a kazoo from Buggy and Buddy
DIY rain sticks from Danya Banya
How to make a rainstick instrument from Buggy and Buddy
Easy DIY for kids – Castanets from One Perfect Day
Mini lid banjos from The Craft Train
Seashell sensory shaker from Arty Crafty Kids
Mini tin can drums from Make and Takes
DIY musical instruments from Julep
How to make a paper plate musical shaker from Nurture Store
DIY musical instruments from Skip to my Lou – wrist bells and rhythm sticks
Homemade musical instrument: Den Den drum from Learning 4 Kids
DIY wooden instruments from hellobee
Aboriginal clapping sticks from Laughing Kids Learn
Popsicle stick harmonica from Housing a Forest
What is your kids’ favourite musical instruments?
You can find more fun DIY musical instruments on our Pinterest page here.