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Make your own musical instruments

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

make your own musical instruments

Here are some of our favourite DIY musical instruments for kids!

Cardboard instruments from Minieco

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Making a kazoo from Buggy and Buddy

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DIY rain sticks from Danya Banya

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How to make a rainstick instrument from Buggy and Buddy

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Easy DIY for kids – Castanets from One Perfect Day

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Mini lid banjos from The Craft Train

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Seashell sensory shaker from Arty Crafty Kids

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Mini tin can drums from Make and Takes

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DIY musical instruments from Julep

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How to make a paper plate musical shaker from Nurture Store

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DIY musical instruments from Skip to my Lou – wrist bells and rhythm sticks

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Homemade musical instrument: Den Den drum from Learning 4 Kids

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DIY wooden instruments from hellobee

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Aboriginal clapping sticks from Laughing Kids Learn

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Popsicle stick harmonica from Housing a Forest

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What is your kids’ favourite musical instruments?

You can find more fun DIY musical instruments on our Pinterest page here.

 

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