Didgeridoo

7-10 year olds | one hour

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.

What You'll Need

  • 4 wrapping paper rolls (or other strong paper rolls)
  • markers or crayons
  • white paper
  • tape

Instructions

1. Tape the rolls together to form the didgeridoo body. It should be about 100 cm long.
2. Wrap white paper around your didgeridoo and tape in place.
3. Decorate with crayons and markers in the traditional aboriginal style or in a style of your own.
4. Play! Also, experiment with tapping a shorter roll on the didgeridoo while you play for different sounds.

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