Make tall, wide, short, and small buildings with your cardboard containers. Glue them together and place on the poster board. Add interesting features such as chimneys, decks, widows, doors, garages, play ground equipment, roads, parks, and anything your imagination can think of. When gluing the buildings hold them together with tape or rubber bands until dry.
Plan your city and think of what buildings you would like there. Make your own home and neighborhood. Have fun and be creative.
Experiment to make different sounding ones.
Secure the top with glue or tape. Decorate with paper or collage materials. Have fun shaking your new instrument to the music.
String different rubber bands from the short ends. You can move the rubber bands to make different blends of sound. Decorate your box. Have fun strumming and picking at the strings.
Put the pie tins; bottom up, on a table.
Using a thick pencil, poke 2 holes near the center of the bottom of the pie tin about 2 inches apart.
Let your child decorate the outside with stickers.
With the yarn, push each end through the 2 holes. Tie a large knot for each end of the yarn (inside the pie tin). The large loops on the outside of the pie tin should be big enough for your child to slip his or her hands into.
Do the same for the second pie tin.
Your child slip hands into the holders and make a sound by banging the edges together in an up and down brushing movement. Have fun marching and playing to the music.
This has a nice deep sound like a real bass fiddle.
Take the lid off the can and in the bottom; poke a hole big enough to push the string through. After pushing the string through the hole, thread it through the buttonholes and tie with a strong knot. The button will prevent the string from pulling through hole at the bottom of the can. Pull the string back through the can. Glue the lid on the can, this will be the bottom of the instrument. Let your child decorate the cylinder.
Place the can on the floor, lid down, and put both your feet rigidly between the can. Pull the string tautly with one hand and with the other hand pluck the string.
Make different notes by holding the string tighter or looser.
Pluck at different positions on the string-high, low, etc.
Hold the can between your knees with the lid up and beat it like a drum.
Fold the paper in half. Put the comb over the paper and cut to size with 1/8 inch extra paper.
Hold the comb and paper tightly together. You can use both hands. On the comb, softly press your mouth against the paper and comb and hum and hum.
The paper vibrates against the comb when you gently hum against it.
Move your mouth up and down the comb. Do the notes sound different?Similar Pages: