• Make your own Xylophone Glasses

    Learn how sound travels through water and air in this science experiment turned musical instrument. It will get your little ones thinking, plus it’s the cheapest xylophone you’ll ever play! Read more...

  • Chimes

    Make instant music using washers and keys with this simple chime that is sure to delight young children. Read more...

  • The Match Box Trick

    See how many people can guess how you do this one, it’s a great thing to teach the kids and then can really annoy their friends, as their friends fail time and again to guess which box the matches are in. Read more...

  • The Disappearing Coin

    Horrendously simple when you know the secret, but horrendously frustrating when you don’t, with a small amount of crafts you and your kids can amaze everyone with this classic magic trick. Read more...

  • Filled Tambourine

    Have some leftover beans, rice or popcorn? Use them for a filled tambourine! The instrument is sure to provide some lovely sounds. Read more...

  • Tom Tom Drum

    Make a tom tom drum using recycled materials like an oatmeal container. Let your children be creative by decorating their drums before releasing their energy through drum beating. Read more...

  • Homemade Maracas

    Shake around your very own maracas made from something you’d otherwise have to throw away—old light bulbs. Parent supervision is required because of the breakable nature of this project’s process. Read more...

  • Didgeridoo

    The didgeridoo is an Aboriginal instrument that remains popular today around the world. Research what the first Australian didgeridoos looked like and mimic them in your own design, or be original and make new designs on your instrument. To play, sit on the floor and place the didgeridoo at an angle to the floor, with your foot supporting it slightly off the ground. Take a quick breath in and a long breath out through the tube. Apart from traditional sounds, you can also experiment with animal noises, talking, etc. Read more...

  • Simple Kazoo

    Keep the kids busy for half an hour with this quickly made craft. Perfect when you’re in a pinch and don’t have many supplies. Read more...

  • Discover Your Inner Photographer

    Does your child hate getting their picture taken? Are they constantly asking to use your camera on a holiday or day trip? Maybe they’d rather be the photographer than the subject! Read more...

  • Conch Shell Trumpet

    Ever read William Golding’s "Lord of the Flies"? Want to make a shell trumpet for yourself? This activity is simple, but requires plenty of time and elbow grease to get your trumpet. Read more...

  • Rain Stick

    While rain sticks are traditionally made out of dried-out cactus plants, you can still make your own version at home to call the rain (or just to get kids curious about sounds and other senses). Read more...

  • Plastic Straw Pan Flute

    Make a workable instrument out of plastic straws. You can experiment with this project in many ways, changing the length, order and number of straws. Read more...

  • Black-out Stories

    A great activity to discover the creative writer and composer in all of us. All you need are old newspapers and black markers to create these stories and this activity sharpens child’s reading and writing skills. Inspired by Austin Kleon’s poems. Read more...