Yesterday, we made our own maracas. To add to the musical fun, today, I’m going to show you how to make your own kazoo! These kazoos are easy to make, cheap, and when you’re done, you won’t feel bad just throwing them in the trash (since they’re made of mostly trash anyway)!
How to Make Your Own Kazoo
Preparation time: None
Project time: ~15 minutes
Project cost: $ Low
Parental involvement: Low
Inspiration: How to Make a Kazoo from The Joys of Boys
- Toilet paper tube
- Wax paper
- Rubber band
- Crayons or markers
Step by step instructions:
- Give your child a toilet paper tube to decorate. They can decorate with crayons, markers, or stickers.
- Tear a piece of wax paper into a 5″x5″ square.
- Place wax paper over the top of the tube and fasten tightly with rubber band.
- Sing or talk into the kazoo and enjoy!
Not gonna lie…I almost labeled this project a pinterest FAIL. I had the graphics made and everything! But I kept seeing blogs where people had more success with it than I was, so I decided to keep trying before posting it. I found and watched this video.
Then I figured it out! My rubber bands were too close to the end of the kazoo. See in my pictures how they’re so close to the end? That’s because I didn’t want to hide the decorations. But it turns out, you have to have a little space between the end of the kazoo and the rubber band in order to get enough vibration. So there you go. Don’t give up! They’re so fun, you’ll want to get it to work!
If you decide to do this project, be sure to come back and tell me about it! Take pictures and share them on my Facebook sharing post! I’d love to see what you and your little ones are making together!
This post is part of my 31 Days of Easy Crafts for Kids series. Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts I’m doing this month!