It is becoming more and more difficult to find activities that the whole family can do together. Often times the age gap between siblings makes it difficult to think of activities that all members of the family would enjoy doing. Other families enjoy doing activities where an opportunity to educate exists. Fortunately when making musical instrument crafts you can combine family fun with musical education to create an activity that every member of the family can appreciate. The following is a list of specific musical instrument crafts. These crafts vary in difficulty level so you can choose which instruments best meet the age appropriateness of the children in your family.
• Tambourine – to make a tambourine all that you need is some paper plates, bells, glue, a hole punch and string. Glue two paper plates together (top sides facing in). Then go around the exterior of the plates and use the hole punch to poke one hole for every bell that you have (the bells should be the small spherical ones that you find mostly around Christmas time but are available year-round). Tie the bells through the holes to the plates with the string. Of course you can decorate the plates and then simply shake the tambourine to play it.