Exploring music is such a great part of childhood. It’s not only enjoyable to kids, but it is healthy for their development. The creation of music is one of the unique things that makes a human a human. I gave the tip to have your kids in music lessons for ten years based on a book I read called, Brain Rules for Babies by brain specialist, John Medina (affiliate). I indicate a variety of benefits of kids learning music, but one of the interesting benefits is kids developing a greater perception of emotions and empathy. The 20 DIY musical instruments I present here will be a lot of fun to make, and then the kids can enjoy them for loads of enjoyment and learning.
20 DIY Musical Instruments
I searched the web for a great collection of homemade musical instruments. They are accessible because they are inexpensive to make and can be created by kids of all age. I have to thank the talented bloggers who came up with all of these fabulous ideas. Please make sure to click through to find the tutorials and support their great work. Also, if you are wanting to teach your kids the basics about musical rhythm, I think you’ll enjoy my lesson on rhythm.
DIY Kazoos by Handmade Kids’ Art
Easter Egg Maracas by Dana Made It
Rain Sticks by Happy Hooligans
Bongo Drums by Kids Activities Blog
Drum Tree by Minted
Popsicle Stick Harmonica by Housing a Forest
Simple Paper Plate Tambourine by Meaningful Mama
Drinking Straw Flute by Deceptively Educational
PVC Pipe Xylophone by Frugal Fun for Boys
Straw Noisemakers by Meaningful Mama
Homemade Castanets by Education
DIY Sandblocks by Fairy Dust Teaching
Pin Strummers by Piikea Street
DIY Tambourine by Red Ted Art
Homemade French Horn by Savvy Homemade
PVC Saxophone by Sax on the Web
Percussion Music Wall by Pre-K and K Sharing
Cardboard Box Guitar by Minieco
Fancy Egg Shakers by Mama Smiles
Wearable Bells by Skip to my Lou
Have fun creating instruments and music in your home!
If you want to purchase some kid friendly instruments, here are some great ones:
Toddler Musical Instruments- Ehome 15 Types 22pcs Wooden Percussion Instruments Toy for Kids Preschool Educational, Musical Toys Set for Boys and Girls with Storage BackpackKINGSO 8-Hole Soprano Descant Recorder With Cleaning Rod + Case Bag Music Instrument (Green)B. toys – B. Drumroll – Toy Drum Set (Includes 7 Percussion Instruments for Kids)Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box Clap! Clang! Tap! Musical Instruments (Various Instruments, Wooden Storage Crate, 10-Piece Set, 3” H x 11.3” W x 14.9” L)Mendini by Cecilio Metallic Blue 13 Inch 3-Piece Junior Drum Set, MJDS-1-BL
I love these ideas! So fun and a great way to add some music to the home.
Thanks so much! It was really fun searching for this. So many great ideas out there!
Please send me information for toddler for scince
Here’s a link to that tab: https://meaningfulmama.com/tag/science-activities. You can find a lot more ideas if you hover over the “Kids” tab on my blog. There will be a sub-menu with a number of different categories that might interest you. I hope that is helpful!
What a great round up. My little boy is pretty much obsessed with making anything a musical instrument. he loves to make noise and especially loves playing with anything musical. These homemade instruments are quick and easy to make and based on simple recycled materials. My toddler is going to love these!. Thanks for sharing..
So glad to help. I hope you have a lot of fun making these together. Share a picture on my Facebook page if you do one of them. 🙂
thanks for these ideas for my project
You are so welcome! 🙂
Of course. 🙂
thisis very cool good luck on the work😊😉
Thanks so much!