Well I am back and the wonderful Playing By The Book has challenged me again to come up with a lovely round up of crafts relating to a specific topic… today’s topic is MUSIC a! So I bring you over 15 Musical Instrument Crafts for Kids. Music is something I am trying to share with my kids, through song and also by “leading by example” – recently I took up playing the piano again, just to inspire my children to have a go. However, we have not YET, made very many DIY Musical Instruments and I know we do need to make some more! About time we did!
Be sure to visit Playing by The Book first to see their wonderful books all about Music!
This is a beautiful craft from the oh so beautiful Mini Eco website. A gorgeous site and a gorgeous musical instrument. We love bells and this little instrument looks gorgeous.
If the bells caught your fancy, Mini Eco also has some cute Ankle Bells, great for dancing to music too. And would make for a great little project for kids learning to Knit. If you can’t knit.. fret not, be inspired and make a smaller version and plait some ribbons and bells?
Here are some simple tin drum craft we made many moons ago on Red Ted Art. With a little bit of masking tape, the children can paint geometric patterns themselves or simply go wild. Lovely.
Another simple, colourful Tin Can Drum idea, as these balloon tin drums. They are super quick to make, can be used as drums OR shaker toys. You can leave the tins plain or paint them. Your choice!
I love the idea of this “Ocean Drum” – a DIY Musical Instrument that has two sounds – the drum sound and the sound created by many small beads. Fabulous idea by Kinder Art.
A classic childhood activity, ideal for rainy days is this and pretty water xylophone from Little Page Turners. Of course you don’t have to make yours in rainbow colours, plain or in one colour would suffice, but isn’t it pretty?!
Another little DIY Musical Instrument Craft are these adorable little and simple castanetes from Suite 101. Perfect. Great for practising rythms.
Similarly, I have loved these adorable Click Clack crocodiles from afar for quite some time! And they are SO on our to do list. Made as little Click Clack toys, I think they double up marvellously as Castanets! From El Hada De Papel.
We have had a go at these here:
Click Clack Toys (includes and easy to follow video too:
Skip to My Lou has these oh so pretty rythm stick on her site. I think they make a great toddler craft who can paint them to their hearts content.
How aboute a DIY Tambourine instrument craft? Using embroider hoops and bottle caps, I think this is genius! From Family Fun.
Similarly Family Fun, also has this wonderful forked stick tambourine craft I think I love this even more, as it combines nature and recycling in such a wonderful way!
Delightful Learning has made a whole set of musical instruments and I like each one more than the next. The Pencil Xyolphone is genius AND pretty, the Banjo is hilarious. The Tom Tom Drums ingenious and I love the horn. Brilliant. SO MANY DIY musical instrument crafts all in one place. Fabulous resource.
Curious to see how well this oh so simple Pan Pipe craft works. But As it looks crazily easy and we have plenty of straws knocking about we will be giving it a try. A craft from Deceptively Educational.
Another fabulous idea and a “little different” is this Shofarot from Hearing Shofar.
After some MORE Music crafts? We have anther 10 shared on this Music Craft Video – not only SEE the crafts, but hear them: