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10+ Super Fun DIY Musical Instruments To Make With Kids

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Do your kids love to make noise as much as mine do? It’s like the moment after opening their eyes in the morning all the way until the moment their eyes close at night. If so, I’m sure you’re like me where 50% of the time it is obnoxious and 50% of the time it is fun to enjoy their giggles, squeals, and voices. I try to encourage the loudest part of the day to be the part of the day that I am the most awake and non-stressed. How do I do this? By setting up loud activities that I know they will love. If it gets too loud, I’ll just send them outside. One of our favorites is using our DIY Musical Instruments.

10+ DIY For Kids - Musical Instruments

DIY Musical Instruments For Kids

Make Music With An Apple Shaker Instrument

One DIY instrument that we loved making so much was our Paper Plate Apple Shaker. It’s perfect for fall, but we have enjoyed using it all times of the year.

A Fun Outdoor Xylophone For Kids

We also made Outdoor Xylophones which was super fun. They were such a hit, we have yet to remove them. I’ve even gotten in on the action with these babies.


When I was searching for new ideas for our musical instruments I found some really fun ones, so of course I had to share. Here are my favorite DIY Musical Instruments For Kids:

How To Make A Kazoo from The Joys Of Boys

Make a Craft Stick Harmonica from Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls

DIY Rainmaker from Mum In The Madhouse

Mini Lid Banjos from The Craft Train

Make Coffee Can Drums from Kids Activities Blog

Plastic Spoon Maracas from Dishfunctional Designs

Easy DIY For Kids: Castanets from One Perfect Day

Craft Stick Xylophones from Teach Preschool

Singing Straws from Krokotak


Some of you may be wondering why I would encourage this type of loud, dare I say annoying activity. Kids need to explore and play, even when it’s loud and annoying – especially if it’s loud and annoying. These DIY Musical Instruments are sure to add to an exploration mood and entertain your little ones for hours.

10+ DIY For Kids - Musical Instruments


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