I have located numerous resources for you from which you may choose
the ideal instrument you seek to make.
About 1/3 of the way down the page at
are instructions for making any of nine musical instruments. The
easy-to-make instruments include guides to make a tamborine, drum,
chimes, horn, cymbals, xylophone, comb buzzer, guitar or hand bells.
Cool site here: http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/musicalcrafts/ has
links on how to make over 20 different musical instruments for
Here's ideas that include rain sticks, maracas and other musical
instruments to make for pre-school children
NancyMusic has some instructions with fine illustrations. She also
offers "Song of the Month to use with these instruments"
(I love her quilting hoop drum.)
4 projects for young children are shown at
A homeschooling link at
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/homemademusic.htm offers a
resource listing for making homemade musical instruments and breaks
the ideas into age-specific categories.
Suite101 also offers ideas at
The site at http://www.42explore.com/musicmnts.htm provides links to
other musical projects by student groups and offers other ideas and
links that may be of assistance in your child's project.
Should you require any clarification of the links or information I
have provided, please request it and I will be happy to respond.
Best regards (and happy instrument making!)
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