Homemade kazoos (Cool Kazoos To make this wind instrument, have kids punch a hole near one end of a paper-towel tube. Cover that end with waxed paper, and secure with a rubber band. Hum tunes into the open end.)
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
The Glass Imbarimba is a unique instrument styled after the classic xylophone, that has been designed to be easy for people of any age to play. The 22 notes of the Glass Imbarimba are played by striking durable fiberglass bars that have been painted with automotive paint to resemble a wood finish. These bars are paired with a corresponding resonator made from PVC plastic pipe cut to specific lengths to produce different notes and painted in a variety of color options.
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