Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Making Music with Homemade Instruments

Our home is always full of music whether it is Pandora, iTunes, my husband or me singing or Noah making music using his instruments. Music just makes everything better in our home!:) Noah loves to dance and play with his musical instruments, so I thought it would be fun to make some simple homemade musical instruments for him to add to our instrument collection. These instruments can be made for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and even school age children.

I made a drum and shaker using recycled and household items. For the drum, I used a clean, empty flour container. I simply covered the sides and top with brown paper and decorated it for my boy. With older children, they can help you with this step and decorate their drum however they choose using their creativity. For the drum stick, I used a wooden spoon from our kitchen. For the shaker, I used an empty, small Tupperware container from my collection and filled it with dried beans. Noah had so much fun making music using both of these instruments! You can even teach your child the basic 1-2 rhythm and 1-2-3 rhythm using the instruments and see if they can repeat it back.

Here are some of our other favorite musical instruments that we have. These are not homemade. ;)

Wooden drum and shakers

Wooden Xylophone

Have fun making music and memories together!

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