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Junk Yard Art

City of Boxes

Materials:

Method:

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.

Bug Barn

Materials:

Method:

  1. Cut a hole in front of the container, leaving at least one inch at the bottom and several inches at the top of the container.
  2. Cover the hole with mesh or hose, you can glue mesh around the opening or cover the outside of the box with one leg of the pantyhose.
  3. Cover with the lid and you have a terrific bug barn
  4. You can decorate the bug barn with paper, bug stickers, etc. Also, you can add a handle by punching a hole at each side of the container and adding a string or pipe cleaner. Have fun catching and observing bugs. You can let the bugs go when you are finished looking at them.

Box Maracas 

 Materials:

Experiment to make different sounding ones.

Method:

Secure the top with glue or tape. Decorate with paper or collage materials. Have fun shaking your new instrument to the music.

Box lyre

Materials: 

Method:

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.  

Cymbals

Materials:

Method:

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.

Fun Bass Fiddle

This has a nice deep sound like a real bass fiddle.

Materials:

Method:

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.

Playing time:

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.

Try this:

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.

Comb hummers

Materials:

Method:

Fold the paper in half. Put the comb over the paper and cut to size with 1/8 inch extra paper.

Playing time:

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.

How it works:

The paper vibrates against the comb when you gently hum against it.

Try this:

Move your mouth up and down the comb. Do the notes sound different?

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