How to Make Your Own Kazoo From a Comb & Tissue Paper

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How to Make Your Own Kazoo From a Comb & Tissue Paper
Make a simple musical instrument with a comb. (Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

With a kazoo, anyone can create beautiful music without having to master an instrument -- all you need to do is hum. Even a young child can make her own kazoo with a comb and tissue paper. Within moments, the homemade instrument will be ready to use.

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Things you need

  • Tissue paper
  • Pocket comb
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Lay a sheet of tissue paper flat on a work surface.

  2. 2

    Place the pocket comb onto the tissue paper.

  3. 3

    Cut the tissue paper large enough to fold over one long edge of the comb.

  4. 4

    Fold the tissue paper over the comb to cover it.

  5. 5

    Hold the comb parallel to your mouth with the tissue paper resting lightly against your lips.

  6. 6

    Hum through your lips into the comb so your breath goes through the tissue paper and through the teeth of the comb.

  7. 7

    Hum songs and tunes through the tissue paper to make a kazoo-like sound with the comb. Press lightly with your lips on the tissue paper to allow it to vibrate on the teeth of the comb.

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