6 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

Happy summer! With the weather warming up, the kids are outside playing and everything is great until it becomes too hot to play! You probably don’t want them sitting around inside on the Xbox, you need those creative juices to be flowing! Here are 6 super simple and super fun homemade musical instruments that you and the kids will definitely enjoy!



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

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

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 homamade musical instrument you and your kids will love. Thank you PBS Parents!

4.  DIY Tambourine

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

5.  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


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

The best thing about these easy homemade musical instruments is that they are so easy and you probably have all the supplies for all these instruments. Get the kids together, make some music, beat the summertime blues, and start your own band! Happy creating!

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



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