Here's a fun way for kids to learn about music from different cultures. The thumb piano is a popular instrument throughout Africa. Experiment with the sound made by having the pins at different distances apart. Paint it your favorite colors and get playing! Check out all of Zylie's fun crafts and activities at https://www.zyliethebear.com
This is a tubulum, or a PVC pipe instrument. Inspired by the Blue Man Group, @thejerrymobile (shown playing the instrument) built a “monster”-sized one with a maze-like structure — 82 45° elbows, 35 90° elbows and 8-10 lengths of PVC — and “foam/duct tape sandwich” drum skins to cover the ends of the pipes. The length of each pipe determines the drum notes.
The Noodle Forest: Made from swimming pool noodles hanging from the ceiling. You walk into the noodle forest and are soon completely engulfed by the noodles. It's pretty fun trying to find your way out. They change out the noodles every so often, so sometimes the colors are different. http://www.squidoo.com/PhoenixChildrensMuseum?utm_source=google_medium=imgres_campaign=framebuster