There are a lot of fun things you can make out of objects lying around your house, and musical instruments are no exception! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to turn everyday objects into musical instruments that you can use to create your own unique sound. So get creative and start making music today.
If you have some spare time and some creativity, you can create your own percussion, string, or wind instruments using household items. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Percussion Instruments from Homemade Objects
- Empty plastic bottle. Fill the bottle with rice, beans, or any other small objects. Seal the top of the bottle and then decorate it however you like. To play your instrument, simply shake it!
- Pot and pan. This is a classic kitchen percussion instrument! You can use any pot or pan that you have lying around, although aluminum pans will produce a higher pitch than steel pots. To play your pot and pan instrument, simply hit the sides with wooden spoons or chopsticks.
- Tin can drums. Take some empty tin cans and decorate them however you like. Then fill them with different amounts of water to create different pitches. To play your drums, simply hit the sides with your hands or sticks.
String Instruments from Homemade Objects
- Rubber band guitar. Take an empty tissue box and cover it in decorative paper. Then cut six slits evenly spaced across the top of the box. Stretch rubber bands over the slits and secure them with tape. You can pluck the rubber bands to play your guitar!
- Stringed oatmeal box. This one is similar to the rubber band guitar, but instead of using rubber bands, you’ll use string. Cut six slits evenly spaced across the top of an empty oatmeal box and thread string through the holes. Tune your strings by knotting them at different lengths. You can pluck the strings to play your oatmeal box guitar!
Wind Instruments from Homemade Objects
- Balloon saxophone. Take a straw and tape it to the end of a balloon. Then blow into the straw to make sounds! You can use your mouth to create different pitches by covering and uncovering the end of the straw.
- Toilet paper roll flute. This one is similar to the balloon saxophone, but instead of using a balloon, you’ll use a toilet paper roll. Cut a small hole in one end of the toilet paper roll and then blow into the other end to make sounds. Again, you can use your mouth to create different pitches by covering and uncovering the hole in the toilet paper roll.
These are just a few ideas for homemade musical instruments – there are endless possibilities! So get creative and start making music today.