Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do. Music is the universal language and something that many people hold dear. While I love listening to my favorite bands, I am not very good at playing any instruments. I played the clarinet when I was younger and found that I would much rather listen to the music around me than try and create it. While my musical career was short lived, yours doesn’t have to be. AllFreeKidsCrafts has compiled a list of the best musical crafts for little ones. Whether you love banging away on a drum or learning different notes, you will find a musical craft to suit your taste.
There are so many different instruments to play, and each one makes a different sound. The drums sound different than the harp which sounds different than a violin. No matter what sound you like the best or which instrument you call your own, we can all agree that playing music is so much fun. Join in with your friends, family, and classmates to create a symphony of sounds like no other.
Musical Instrument: Around the World
Each country has their own traditions and customs when it comes to music. Musical instruments from around the world are a great way to teach kids about cultures different than their own. American Indians are known for making rain sticks from materials found in nature. Experience a new culture by crafting these Native American Rain Makers. You can learn all about people that are different than you through music crafts for kids. Travel around the world without ever leaving your home with these musical instruments from around the world.
Music Art Projects
Music is all about expression, and there’s no better way to express yourself than through crafting. Channel your energy and creativity to make music art projects. You can hang your masterpiece up around your house for everyone to enjoy. Kids have their own style and their own way of doing things, so don’t be afraid to let it show through music art projects. Make a masterpiece with the Musical Medley Art Collage project. Use actual sheets of music to inspire your artistic side with this music craft for kids.
Musical Instrument: Noisemakers
Sometimes kids just love to make noise, and these noisemakers are perfect for that. Whether you’re banging on a drum, shaking a maraca or ringing bells, music is a beautiful thing. These musical instruments are perfect crafts to make in school during music class. The Most Simple Music Maker is a great music craft for kids that are younger and want to explore the different sounds and styles of instruments. You might want to grab a pair of earplugs before you make these fun music crafts for kids because it’s going to get loud.
- Duct Tape Drum Craft
- Beaded Utensil Windchimes
- Easter Egg Maracas
- Easy Easter Egg Maraca Instrument
- Royal Rhythmic Noisemaker
- Golden Fairy Bells
Musical Instrument: Xylophones
Whether they glow in the dark or are painted like a rainbow, xylophones are a super fun musical instrument. You can learn all about different notes and pitches when you make these colorful music crafts for kids. Put differently colored glow sticks in jars to create a funky Glow Xylophone. Make music outside, inside, or anywhere you want with these music crafts for kids. You’ll love hitting each separate note and hearing what it sounds like.
Recycled Kids’ Crafts
Dig through your recycle bin to come up with fun materials for recycled kids’ crafts. Whether you want to make jingle bells, a rockin’ guitar, or a cool drum, you don’t have to run to the store to buy materials. Make it easier and look around your home for something that can be turned into a musical instrument. Take an old tissue box and turn it into a Tissue Box Guitar Craft. Strum out different chords and pretty soon you’ll feel like you can play your own rock song. Music crafts for kids encourage creativity, so save your time and money, and instead spend it on rockin’ out!
- Do Re Mi Musical Bottles
- Tubular Jingle Bells
- Rockin Recycled Guitar
- Rat-a-Tat Tin Can Drum
- Tin Can Bongo Shakers
Where you in band in school? What instrument did you play?