Shoe Box Guitar

7-10 year olds | half hour

Make a guitar using household items like a shoe box!

What You'll Need

  • Shoe box
  • Variety of rubberbands
  • Scissors
  • 2 Pencils


  1. Cut out a smooth hole in the shoebox lid.
  2. Place 4 or 6 elastic bands around the shoebox, starting with the thickest closest to you then gradually getting smaller.
  3. Take 2 pencils and put each one toward the end of the box at both sides, creating the bridge for the guitar.
  4. Your guitar is ready to be strummed!

Tags: music, model making

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