your own musical instrument
(videos and/or directions)
Using some cardboard,
glue and drinking straws you can make your own pan pipe!
you need: 2 pieces of open face corrogated cardboard
cut into 20cm x 10 cm rectangle, 5-8 drinking straws, a pair of
scissors, some glue and crayons.
1. Color the smooth
sides of the cardboard rectangles. Line up your drinking straws
and cut each straw approximately 1cm shorter than the previous
straw. Keep them lined up in order from shortest to longest.
one cardboard rectangle colored-side down. Count one or two "bumps"
from the edge of the cardboard and place a thread of glue in the
well. Select your shortest straw and place it in the well with
approximately 1cm sticking above the cardboard top edge. Skip
two cardboard "bumps" and place another thread of glue
into the well.
you next shortest straw in the well and line its top edge with
previous straw. Continue doing this until you have glues all of
your straws onto the cardboard.
4. Once you have finished
adding all straws to your bottom piece of cardboard, thread a
small amount of glue on the straws' sides that are showing. Carefully
place your remaining piece of cardboard ontop of your straws.
(Be sure to have your colored side facing up.)
about 1-2 hours for the glue to dry. Pick up your pan pipe and
use the even-strawed end to blow into your pipes to make a sound.
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