Out of all of my kids, there’s one that lives to do arts and crafts and another that will participate if there is nothing better to do, but ALL of them love to make things. Anythings and all things they can get their hands on, food, indoor forts, outdoor forts, mobiles, race tracks, mini zip lines, obstacle courses, bracelets, etc.
Here’s a simple craft using household supplies that’s for the mini artist and makers alike and with summer vacay just weeks away I’m dying for any new projects that will keep the little ones busy for a hot minute (or ten!).
- Straws (plastic or paper but the sound isn’t very loud with paper – pictured are from IKEA)
- Tape (any kind will work)
- Scissors (kid scissors will do the trick with plastic straws)
- Tear off a large strip of tape and lay flat on a work-surface, sticky side up. Line straws up in the middle of the tape, towards the top of the straws (we used 8). Keeping the straws flat wrap the tape around the straws to secure.
- Cut straws at an angle and making music! The different length straws make different sounds.
Unlike most real instruments in the hands of little humans, the sound from the straw wind pipes is very sweet and subtle so you don’t have to worry about irritating the neighbors or waking baby up.
Have any fun and simple crafts up your sleeve? Please share!
Here is another straw craft from last summer to checkout.
XO . Rae