Stringed instruments, such as guitars and banjos are so much fun to play with and pretty easy to make. You don't have to make intricate wood instruments, there are many other materials that you can use for the base of stringed instruments. For example, cardboard boxes and metal pots are both good bases for guitars or other stringed instruments. Below you will see some of the great crafts ideas we have for this category. Happy Crafting!
Find a box measuring 4 inches square and 1 inch in depth. Cut a hole and a slot in the cover, as pictured in figure 1. Fashion a bridge from cardboard, as in figure 2. Make certain that the tab at the bottom of the bridge fits securely into the narrow slot, and that the bridge stands upright. Return cover to box and fasten with Scotch tape or gummed paper. Stretch rubber bands of various sizes over the entire box passing them over the bridge. The smaller bands which are stretched more tightly over the bridge will produce the highest tones. To play pick the bands with your fingers or a toothpick. Select simple tunes with which to begin your playing of the banjo; then go to work on the more difficult ones.
You will need 1 round pint-size ice cream or cottage cheese carton, 1 piece heavy cardboard 1 1/2" x 10", four 1/2" paper fasteners, two 3" rubber bands, crayons, and cissors. Cut slits 1 3/4" long on opposite sides of carton, parallel to top rim. Slide heavy cardboard through slits until it extends 1" from carton. (See sketch a.) Punch two holes in each end of cardboard. Put paper fasteners in holes. Stretch the rubber bands between the paper fasteners at each end of cardboard, forming four banjo "strings." Where rubber bands cross top of carton, cut 1/4" slits in rim to hold the rubber bands in place. (See sketch b.) Decorate banjos with brand markings or other designs.
A Cardboard Guitars Craft to Make- - Making a guitar from a cardboard box is a fun and easy craft for kids. All you need is a cardboard box of any size, rubber bands of varying sizes and some imagination to create and decorate your own unique guitar. Cardboard box guitars can also be part of a whole craft instrument band or used as props for costumes. Read on to learn more.
A Homemade Guitar Arts & Crafts Project for Children - - In order to keep your child’s attention, you’ll need to have a fun and interesting project that not only captures their attention but also requires them to focus on the task at hand. The best projects are ones that allow adults to participate, supervise, and lend a helping hand when necessary. One such project that is sure to please is making a homemade guitar. Read on for the required items and directions to see just how easy it is to do.
A Rubber Band Bass Guitars Craft for Kids to Make- - There's the rubber band guitar, then there’s the bass. The rubber band bass is a very powerful instrument, this unique instrument is also re-tuneable and you can add effect to it, which I will add in a separate article later. follow these easy steps and make your rubber band bass.
A Shoebox Guitar Craft for Preschoolers and Toddlers - - Remember the simpler times with your child, when you constructed instruments from items around the house!
A Small Coffin Guitar Paper Craft Idea - - Making a guitar case in the shape of a coffin is certainly doable; and it really doesn't seem like it should be all that difficult. Of course, it might end up being a little heavy; this one being made from wood.
Altoid Guitar - - After seeing TimAnderson's Bedpost Banjo, I had the idea to make one out of what else, an Altoid tin. The guitar sounds quite mandolin-ish, besides the two stings that are on it.
Altoids Tin Guitar! - - This will show you how to make the simplest E-Guitar with just an Altoids can and a few other materials which can easily found around the house.
Birthday Party Craft: Cardboard Guitar - - Create a buzz at your superstar's next party by having guests customize their own guitars, perfect for a Rockin' Good Time party.
Box Guitar - Jazz up a tissue box into a rockin' box guitar.
Box Guitar - - This is an easy way to make a guitar using an old shoe box or tissue box, rubber bands, scissors, a paper-towel tube, and a pencil.
Box Guitar Craft - - Box guitars were made out of discarded cigar boxes with a broom stick inserted in the end. Box guitars were popular and cheap to make.
Cardboard Box Guitar - - Making a cardboard box guitar is easy to do, and can be a delight for young children. Letting your child make his own guitar will help give him an appreciation for music, and he can have fun playing his homemade guitar when he is done. With a few basic materials and the steps listed, your child can learn how to make a cardboard box guitar.
Cardboard Box Guitar with Ribbons Crafts Instructions for Kids - It's easy to make a variety of stringed instruments from boxes and rubber bands. Let your kids paint their guitars with colorful stripes. They can also draw designs on them or even glue on ribbons or streamers. Then, strum a tune.
Cardboard Guitar Craft - - This fun cardboard guitar can make pretending fun. It's like playing air guitar - with a little more than air to wrap your fingers around. Try this cardboard guitar craft and watch kids pretend to be their favorite rock stars - or form their own "air band!"
Craft: Guitars - - Strum along on one of these guitars to your favorite tunes.
Foam Mariachi Guitar - - Craft foam has so many possibilities. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by making and decorating this fun mariachi guitar.
Guitar - - You'll be jammin' on this guitar while experimenting with vibrations.
Guitar For Your Kids To Play - - Do you have a child who wants to make his or her own guitar? You can build a guitar for the kids to play with on a rainy day with just a few simple materials.
Home-made Cigar Box Guitar - - The neck of this handcrafted piece is made of curly maple, the cigar box is a cohiba box of ten cigars, imported from the Dominican Republic, store-bought tuners (I'm lame), left over strings, and a piezo for the pick-up.
Homemade Guitar Craft - - Let your kid reenact Wayne's World in your basement without forking over cool cash for a real guitar. Stretch rubber bands over a recycled shoebox or small container and let him rock out! It's no Stratocaster, but it's a start. "Party time! Excellent!"
Homemade Guitar With a Shoe Box - - Making a shoebox guitar is a fun and easy activity to do with children. It is a great way to re-purpose a shoebox and use some of the spare elastics you have around the house. It is an easy enough activity that children can do it by themselves as long as they have supervision when using the scissors.
Homemade Guitar - - Making a homemade guitar is a great way to teach children about making music, the production of sound and the history of instrument making. Children can create this simple guitar using materials that can be found around the house. Here is an easy-to-follow guide to help you create a homemade guitar.
Homemade Guitars by Kids - - You might be surprised by how easily you can make a simple, kid-friendly homemade guitar out of just a few everyday items. Homemade guitars combine both art and music, and are easy enough for even young kids to make.
Homemade Musical Instrument: Shoebox Guitar - - Music is said to be the 'food of the soul'. However, not everyone has the capability to buy expensive musical instruments from the market. In such a case, homemade musical instruments come to your rescue. Such instruments are inexpensive and very easy to make. If you want to learn how to make musical instruments at home, the steps provided here will come to your rescue.
Homemade Wood Guitar - - Crafts are an excellent experience for children, as they spark imagination and offer you some quality time to have fun with your children by making something creative. Wood crafts are especially fun, and help kids refine motor skills as they piece projects together and decorate their crafts. There are a lot of safe wood projects kids can do that don't require cutting or hammering nails into wood at all.
Jimi Hendrix Guitar Printable Model Craft - Print out a model of Jimi Hendrix's guitar.
Kiki's Kickin' Guitar - - Get ready to start stumming with Kiki and The Fresh Beat Band when you and your kids make this play guitar out of reused household items.
Make a Shoe Box Guitar - - This is just one of many ways that you can reuse household items and make neat crafts from them: make this guitar out of an old shoebox for some musical fun, while saving room in the landfill.
Make a Shoebox Guitar - - Imagine yourself standing on a huge stage strumming your electric guitar. Well, you can’t do that with this shoebox guitar craft, but you can make some music. Constructing this musical instrument is just as fun as playing with it.
Making a Shoebox Guitar - - Music is sound vibrations that are controlled by the different physical elements of an instrument. One particular instrument that is easy to recreate using a shoebox is a guitar. Here are the supplies that you will need in order to do so...
Make a Toy Guitar - - Making a toy guitar is very easy to do. This toy guitar activity for children can be done using everyday household items. Even if you do not have the household items to make this toy guitar, you can purchase them inexpensively at a dollar store, thrift store, or discount retailer. It takes very little time and skill to make a homemade guitar, so it makes for a great activity for children to do. Read on for easy instructions on how to make a toy guitar.
Matchbox Guitar How-To - - Music is powerful. Just a few notes can ignite your spirit. The radio plays a sweet song, and you find yourself swaying in the kitchen. Making your own music intensifies the joy, and you don't need a fancy instrument to do it.
Rainy Day Tissue Box Guitar - - I'm going to show you how to make a guitar with your kids out of a tissue box, paper towel roll and some rubber bands! My mom and I used to make these all the time when I was little - They're really fun!
Rubber Band Box Guitar - - This is probably one of the easiest instruments ever. But if you learn why and how this instrument works you will understand how almost all string instruments work.
Rubber band Guitar - Make your very own guitar out of an empty shoe box and rubber bands and strum away!
Rubber Band Guitar - - Have you ever wanted to make your own musical instrument? Now is your chance! By the time you finish reading this guide, you will be able to make your very own rubber-band (also known as shoebox) guitar. Making a shoebox guitar is very easy, fun and creative. Rubber-band guitars also make a very cool sound.
Rubber Band Guitar - - Children often love homemade craft projects as much as they love musical instruments, so combining the two is sure to be a big hit around the craft table. A rubber band guitar is a simple project that can be made as simple or as elaborate as you like and is sure to create hours of fun for children and adults alike.
Sculptured Guitars - Kids will learn to sculpt/construct with newspaper; identify different shapes; understand the importance of recycling in the community; and recognize, understand, and learn the different parts, names, and functions of the parts of the guitar with this newspaper craft project.
Shape Banjo – Bring out the music minded genius out of your kids by helping them make musical instruments out of used cereal boxes and some coloring or non-toxic painting materials.
Shoe Box & Rubber Band Guitars - - Make a box guitar with shoe boxes and rubber bands! An expert will show you how in this free instructional video. Build shoe box guitars with your kids and play together!
Shoe Box and Rubber Band Guitar - - We rounded up a couple of old shoe boxes to make these super cool and simple guitars.
Shoe Box Guitar - - Show your kids how they can transform an old shoe box and a paper towel roll into a fun guitar.
Shoebox Guitar - - Shoe boxes have certain magic in them – you can make them into different useful things that eventually become sentimental. Most of the time, shoe boxes are made into containers of old stuff that are later on discovered after a few years. But shoe boxes need not be used only as containers. These can also be crafted into fun and entertaining toys for the kids.
Shoebox Guitar - - Allison came home last week with a "Build Your Own Guitar Out of a Shoebox" project to learn about sound and vibration. After a trip to Home Depot and some painting and woodworking, here is the final product. Adult assistance or and supervision is required for this craft project.
Strummin' String Instrument - - Strike up the band! Kids love art and music, so making both at the same time will really get them in tune with their creativity.
Shoe Box Guitars With Rubber Bands - - Guitars, a staple in rock-n-roll music, haven't always attainable. Today anyone can own one regardless of their budget. All that's needed is a few household items and the following instructions.
Tissue Box and Toilet Paper Roll Guitar - - This craft project allows you to make music using recycled materials and at the same time gives you the chance in helping out the environment.
Tissue Box Guitar - - Kids will love to make music with these easy, homemade musical instrument crafts for kids.
Tissue Box Guitar - - Create a guitar with your budding musician. Recycled items, such as a tissue box and paper towel roll, get you started.
Tissue Box- Guitar - - This guitar is a great musical instrument for kids to make. All you need is a tissue box, rubber bands, straw and a paper towel roll and you're ready to make some music!
Wubbzy's Rockin' Guitar - - Get ready to rock, roll, and recycle with Wubbzy and the Wubb Girlz when you and your kids make this play guitar out of reused household items.
Your Very Own Guitar - - This is an easy way to make a guitar using general household items.