Making a guitar out of objects that you probably have lying around your house is a fun project to tackle. Participating in this project can help children to learn about the science of sound, instrument families and the properties of individual instruments. Using household goods is a cheap way to approach this task. You only need a few items and a little time and effort to make your very own homemade guitar craft.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Drinking glass
- Tape or glue
- Rubber bands
- Paper towel tube
Cut a hole out of the centre of the lid of a shoebox. You can trace the bottom of a drinking glass if you want a nicely shaped hole that is a good size for this project.
Tape or glue the lid to the shoebox.
Stretch six rubber bands (or less, depending on the size of your box and hole) around the shoebox vertically so that they stretch over the hole.
Place a small pencil (or break a larger one into a piece about three inches long) underneath the rubber bands, one about an inch or two above the hole and the other near the bottom of the shoebox.
Glue or tape a paper towel tube to the other end of the shoebox. This will serve as a decorative "neck."
Decorate your guitar with crayons, markers, stickers or other art materials.
Tips and warnings
- Experiment with rubber bands of various lengths and thicknesses to produce different sounds with your guitar.
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