Friday, February 19, 2010

A great kids craft!! Fun at any age.

Last weekend the Cub Scout Boys were hiking and I asked them to pick up some ground items for their musical instruments that we will be making at our next den meeting. Yesterday I had them make the instrument, which turned out to be two instruments in one. The boy’s supplied acorns, nuts, berries, etc. I brought in the beads, rube bands, cardboard tubes, duct tape, and crayons. I started by giving them four beads each.
I have to apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures. These were taken from the Chief's phone.  
Supplies needed to make the instrument.
They took the rube band and cut it in half. Then we tied one bead to one end. Then we added the two loose beads. With the last bead, we then tied it to the other end of the rube band.
We took the cardboard tube and cut two slits, one at each end. We then took the rube band and slipped the bead into the slit at the top and bottom of the tube.
With the band secured into the slits it could be played.
We then took duct tape and taped one end of the tube.
Put the acorns in the other end of the tube. Then tape that end with Duct tape.
They completed the instrument by coloring it. It looked like the parents were having fun helping the boys.  



  1. What a neat and fun idea!!! I love it!

  2. What a fun idea! I might have to try that with the kids when we go camping this year.

    I also saw the TCK is into the guitar, so is Mason. It is eerie the similaries between our kiddos and yet we live half way across the country!

    Have a nice weekend!

  3. This looks like a great craft idea and kids always love making instruments, so I am sure it was a huge hit with your Scouts! Always enjoy seeing what they are doing. :) You do a wonderful job leading!



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