Friday, August 8, 2008

Music Craft: Box Guitar

Box Guitar Craft


About Box Guitars:
To the left are examples of box guitars that were made in the 19th century. 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.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigar_box_guitar)







Box Guitar Craft:












Materials Needed:
1. Kleenex box
2. Paper towel tube
3. Paint (optional)
4. Paint brush (optional)
5. 3 rubber bands
6. Pencil/pen
7. Scissors
8. Tape



Directions:

1. Paint the Kleenex box and the paper towel tube (optional).

2. Put the paper towel tube on the end of the box and draw a circle on the Kleenex box around the tube.















3. Cut out the circle in the Kleenex box.













4. Push the paper towel tube through the Kleenex box hole and secure it with tape.


















5. String rubber bands around the Kleenex box.

6. Secure a pencil underneath the rubber bands on one side as shown below.

7. Now you are ready to rock!














This great idea was from:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Boxguitar.shtml

26 comments:

Mandy said...

I actually just made this exact same craft with my kids last week! And let me tell you I am not crafty! They loved it!

Marie N. said...

I had not heard of the 19th century box guitars. What a testimony to creativity and filling a need for musical entertainment. And how fun those instruments descendants are for kids today!

Erica said...

My boys would LOVE THIS. Thanks for the great idea!! :o)

Leah said...

My kids would love this!!

Mae said...

very crafty.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

holy crap andrea.. . you are crafty! Will you make one for me! We can jam together! :)

Denise said...

Now THAT looks like fun! My son just started guitar lessons, and my daughter piano. My oldest plays the violin. Just call us the Partridge Family!

MoziEsmé said...

This is so cute! We are wrapping up G week here and I am going to try to find the stuff to make this (under very careful supervision) tomorrow.

angie said...

Thanks for the great idea and tutorial. :) My twins especially love guitars, so this will be right up their alley.

Hilary said...

Very cool kidlet craft. I suspect my guitar-playing son would have liked that some 12 years ago. :) Thanks for your visit to my blog.

mormonhermitmom said...

Nice! Do some more posts with recycled stuff! I've got an overflowing recyle bin I keep forgetting to take out.

amanda said...

oh i love this idea!!

the teacher in me is giddy :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

These are simply awesome!

Kimberly said...

I love your site! I am an elementary school teacher and mom of 2. My oldest daughter is 3 and has always loved music. She's one of those kids that seems to really "feel" the music and can hear a song once and sing the tune back to you. Anyway, I am glad you commented on my WW so that I found your blog. This is great and I will visit often!

Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

What a fun and easy craft idea! I love it!

MoziEsmé said...

You have an award on my blog.

We tried the guitar - I'll have photos on my Wednesday post!

casual friday everyday said...

I'll just have to do this with my son. Oh I know he'll love it!

Cuddle Cottage said...

This is such a neat activity:)
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I emailed a response to your comment, but I'm not sure if it will ever make its way to you as when I sent it, it sent to noreply-comment@blogger.com . . . not sure what that means . . .

Melissa said...

I love this idea!!! I will definitely be doing this one with my kids soon! Thanks for stopping by the other day! We are almost home from vacation!

Just be...... said...

Great idea!!
I love your blog, thanks for all the tips!!

Stacy said...

I remember making these when I was a kid. This is something I'll have to do with Lily once the other two start back to school. I'm doing preschool with her this year so this will go along with that nicely. Thanks!

MamaGeek said...

Now THAT is a craft even I could do! Very neat.

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Anonymous said...

Awesome !!! :) but will it make sound ??? :O ?

Sunflower Activities said...

My daughter loved it! Here is our guitar :)
http://games.sunflowerevent.com/2012/06/box-guitar-low-and-high-pitches.html