ACTIVITY: RECYCLED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS


 

Have some fun with your little ones making these musical instruments. It’s a great way to teach them about recycling and a wonderful way to get creative! For any of these you can decorate them or leave them plain.

FINGER CYMBALS

SYMBAL

You will need: 4 bottle caps, glue (Bostik or white glue), scissors, cardboard (relatively strong), paint if you like.

Method: Paint your bottle caps if you like. Cut your cardboard into strips and fold them in half. Fill the bottle caps to the rim with glue and attach to the cardboard. Be careful this can be a bit messy! Let them dry and your little musical prodigies will be click clacking in no time!

RUBBER BAND GUITAR

GUITAR

You will need: an old box (shoe box or tissue box will do), a variety of rubber bands.

Method: Pop the elastic bands over the box as seen in the picture and start strumming! The older toddlers will love to paint and decorate their guitars as well.

SINGING STRAWS

STRAWS NEW

 

 

You will need: 8 straws, scissors & sellotape

Method: Arrange straws in a line and tape them together. Cut them at varying lengths, with the longest straws on the left down to the shortest straws on the right. You can add a ribbon as well if you like.

BONGO DRUM & SHAKER IN ONE

DRUM

You will need: A tin can, balloon, elastic band, rice/lentils

Method: Put some rice/lentils into the can. Cut the end off the balloon and simply stretch over the end of the tin. Secure the balloon with an elastic and get banging! Use chopsticks or spoons as drum sticks.

Visit our pinterest page for some more musical activities.

 

 

10, July, 2015