6 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

DIY musical instruments

Homemade Musical Instruments

Whether it’s too hot, too cold, or it’s raining outside, sometimes it’s just better to spend a day doing inside activities. If you don’t want your kids sitting inside all day playing Xbox, you need to come up with something to get their creative juices flowing!

One of the best ways to get them in a creative mood is with a craft project! By making their own homemade musical instruments they not only get to have fun crafting, but they also get to play some music after!

To make sure they get to make and play an instrument they really love, we’ve found 6 different DIY musical instrument projects for them to choose from. Happy crafting!

1. DIY Drums

DIY drums

Not only are these DIY drums super cute, but they are also super fun to make with your kids. This is a great project for your kids to make for themselves or to give as a gift! Thanks, A Beautiful Mess!

2.  DIY Harmonica

DIY harmonica

This homemade harmonica is so easy, your kids could make it right now. Thank you Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls for this fun homemade toy that your kids will love!

3.  DIY Rubber Band Guitar

Homemade cardboard guitar

If there is any musical instrument I remember making as a kid, it is a homemade guitar. Just whip out a cardboard box and some rubber bands, and voila… a homemade musical instrument you and your kids will love.

Thank you PBS Parents!

4.  DIY Tambourine

Homemade tangerine

This homemade tambourine is another great and easy craft that your kids will love. It is a super fun instrument for them to play as well! Thank you She Knows!

5.  Musical Water Glasses

Musical water glasses

One of the coolest things ever is being able to make music from glasses of water. Just add some food color and it will be a fun activity for you and your kids. Thank you Little Page Turners!

6.  Wind Pipe Instrument

Homemade musical instrument made from straws

Here is another quick and easy musical craft your kids can make. Thank you Laughing Kids Learn for this fun craft!

Final Thoughts

The best thing about these homemade musical instruments is that they are so easy to make. Most of them can be made with things that you already have around your house.

So, what are you waiting for? Get the kids together, make some music, beat the summertime blues, and start your own band! Happy creating!

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Homemade musical instruments

Types: Art, Crafts, Family, Kids
Categories: Gift, Home, Toys, Spring, Summer

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