DIY Musical Instruments

Since my toddler has become obsessed with music, I’ve been looking into some amazing DIY musical instruments for him to play with. There are such great ideas which don’t require crazy DIY skills or supplies to make. I hope you enjoy these!

 

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

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Some of these DIY  musical instruments are perfect for making on your own. Some are great kids crafts too. They can all be used as toys afterward. 

 

The other day, M was playing with his pipe builders. He connected a few, blew into it, and it made a noise. He got so excited and said “music!”. He is really obsessed, so I decided it’s time to make a fun toy for him.

 

I put together the DIY hand drum below, and he adores it. I was surprised when assembling it how easy it is to make DIY musical instruments from things found around the house (or at least the crafter’s house…)

 

These DIY musical instruments are a great way to add a little crafty fun to music and movement activities – or even just to add to the toy box!

 

14 COOL DIY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS :

 

1. Make a cool DIY hand drum or rattle drum using recycled materials! This is M’s favorite..I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

2. Or try these Coffee Can Drums by Kids Activities Blog for some hand thumping fun.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

3. This Cardboard Guitar by Pink Stripey Socks doesn’t just make great playroom decor. It actually strums!

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

4. Your kids can have fun decorating these easy Castanets by DIY Inspired.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

5. Get moving with fun Fringe Musical Anklets by Giggles Galore. They aren’t just fun to wear, but the make an exciting jingly noise when your little one dances.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

6. I am obsessed with this DIY Guitar/Tambourine by Kids Stuff World. It’s amazingly simple but effective!

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

7. This Popsicle Stick Harmonica by Housing a Forest is another simple and effective choice. It uses typical craft materials to produce a great sound.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.


8. Go Boho chic with this DIY Boho Inspired Tambourine by A Bubbly Life.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

Here’s another tambourine from Craftulate that’s more kid-focused. Your child can make it nearly from start to finish and then play with it.

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9. Your kids will have a blast making Washi Tape Rain Sticks by In the Playroom and decorating them with their names.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

10. These DIY Toilet Roll Shakers by The Craft Train are another simple choice that are perfect for music and movement.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

11. Make easy Homemade Maracas by Artsy Momma to shake and rattle.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

12. Play the xylophone on a grander scale with this  Homemade Rainbow Xylophone tutorial by And Next Comes L.

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

13. Here’s a new, more unique instrument to try! Make Painted Stick Instruments based on the Egyptian sistrum, and courtesy of Twodaloo, using nature as your focal point. 

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

14. Finally, try a Homemade Kazoo by Buggy and Buddy – a craft your child can definitely get involved with and learn a lot from!

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

BONUS: After this post was published, Sunny Day Family shared these adorable mini drums you can make at the dinner table. They’re so cute, I decided to add them in here!

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

That’s all for now! 

Which DIY musical instruments do you like to make? Comment below!

 

I am obsessed with how simple and easy these DIY musical instruments are to make! They are all great crafts for kids and DIY toys for moms to make, and great kids activities for music and movement.

 

11 Comments

  1. These are all such adorable ideas! Maybe if we make them I can talk my kiddos into forming a fun “paper” band with me. 😉

  2. My toddler is going to love these!

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  7. Samuel T. Cummins

    What a great round up. My little boy is pretty much obsessed with making anything a musical instrument. he loves to make noise and especially loves playing with anything musical. These homemade instruments are quick and easy to make and based on simple recycled materials. My toddler is going to love these!. Thanks for sharing..

  8. How much fun to try out all of these DIY instruments! One thing we always like to do is to ask young children questions along the way such as how the materials they are using can impact the sound or how the way they make the sound (i.e. plucking, scratching, tapping, shaking etc.) can impact the sound. This really opens the imagination for all kinds of possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

  9. My heart melts! What a lovely ideas and such adorable diy crafts. Every kid will love this and enjoy making instruments.

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