DIY Popsicle Stick Harmonica #KidsCraft

One of the things I love about Classical Conversations is that every week the kids need to do a presentation in front of their class, even my 4 year old has too!  Each week the kids are given a topic to present on, last weeks was to make a musical instrument that plays actual music. The kids had to explain how they made the instrument, how it works and then play in. My kids chose harmonica. Thanks to Pinterest we found how to make one. 

DIY Popsicle Stick Harmonica

Supplies to make one:

 

2 Popsicle sticks (I used the wider ones)

2 rubberbands

1 piece of paper cut and same width and length of the Popsicle sticks

1 toothpick

 

 

First cut the paper to size, we traced the Popsicle stick over it and then cut it out. Place the paper in between the two Popsicle sticks and then rubber band each end of the sticks. For the toothpicks we placed it over the outside of the Popsicle stick to measure the same dimension (the toothpick needs to be the same width as the Popsicle stick), once measured cut two pieces to size. Wedge one piece of the toothpick on one side of the paper inside near the rubber bands and then do the same on the other side of the harmonica.

DIY Popsicle Stick Harmonica

This whole craft took us only 15 minutes to make 4 of them! Side note: the paper inside the Popsicle sticks is what makes the vibration musical noise and since it is only paper kids need to be careful not to get too much spit on the paper when blowing because it will get all soggy and fall apart. They held up nicely too and the other kids in their classes were asking how to make them!  

 

Have your kids made their own musical instruments, if so what did they make? 

 
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Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    What a neat idea! I bet my little one would LOVE this.

  2. My kids are fur babies, so they already have their own instruments – their howls!

  3. I’ve got to help my little man make this. I think he’d love it, and I love how easy it is to make.

  4. Whoda thunk it? Wow – a harmonica that’s so easy to make! I bet your kids LOVED this! Thanks for the info!

  5. Maracas and drums (pots and pans) were always favorites when my nieces and nephews were little. I bet they’d still love this craft, today!

  6. Oh my goodness, what a cute idea! My kids used to make guitars out of kleenex boxes and rubber bands, it would be cool to have a band that was all home made instruments.

  7. Oh my goodness what a cute craft. My son would love this he is always making music out of objects.

  8. Sandra Watts says:

    Cute little craft for the grand kids.

  9. That is so cool! My kids made maracas when they were little! I love that the kids give presentations at such a young age!

  10. Wow! That is cute! The kids would love to have fun with that at a class party!

  11. I never really knew what made the harmonica make noise. It would be a fun idea to do with the kids!

  12. This is a really cute idea! My kiddos are always trying to make “music” with something or other. They were big on banging pots and pans with a wooden spoon when they were younger! lol

  13. That is such a great idea! I love how easy it is to make. But that it would keep the kids entertained for hours on end!

  14. Okay, this is such a clever idea! What a fun musical craft!

  15. This is such a great idea! Very cool, and fun for the kids. I’m sure mine would really enjoy making these!

  16. This Harmonica DIY Project is so cool! I love using Popscle sticks because its so easy to use

  17. This is the best idea! These would be fun to make with all the nieces and nephews at a family get-together!

  18. What a great craft for my son! He loves pretend to play all sorts of instruments.

  19. What a creative way to use popsicle sticks! My kids would love to make these.

  20. My daughter has made her own maracas using plastic cups. I never thought about making a harmonica before.

  21. Popsicle stick harmonica? How cute is that. My kids are going to love making these.

  22. Oh my goodness, what a great idea. Such a crafty craft to make with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  23. So cool! My son would have so much fun with this.

  24. What a perfectly fun craft for kids to make and then waste a half hour playing with! I can see my kdis would have done this just to annoy each other but then had so much fun figuring out what they could play.

  25. What a cute idea. How much fun for the kids.

  26. My friend babysits for three nephews who are triplets – I am sharing this with her because they love to do in-home craft fun.

  27. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says:

    What a fun craft! I love playing with instruments with my kids!

  28. What a great and fun idea. I love that is an inexpensive craft for the kids. I never would have thought of something like that.

  29. This is a great idea for kids to make. I like that it’s simple and involves inexpensive craft supplies, too.

  30. Maggie Branch says:

    This is such a cute idea. I never would have thought to turn popsicle sticks into a musical instrument. I am going to have my niece and nephew make these next time I babysit!

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