Can You Make

An instrument anyone can play?

An instrument small enough to fit in your pocket?
Not impossible.

An instrument so small that you can fit enough in your pocket for all of your friends, their friends, chance acquaintances and any bystanders?
Now you're getting silly.
Of course, that's the sort of instrument it is.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

With just a few readily available materials and tools you can make hundreds of pocket kazooz, quickly and easily.

Light weight cardboard.
I will including a picture that you can print out on 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock to make 20 kazooz, but you can use almost any light weight scrap cardboard (cereal boxes, shirt boxes, business cards, greeting cards, incomplete deck of playing cards, the heavier weight junk mail, etc., etc., etc. )

Ordinary lightweight disposable plastic grocery bag--Actually not just the ones from grocery stores-- from Walmart, KMart, Walgreens, Target, etc--but not the heavy plastic ones.
I have never tried counting the number of kazooz you can get from one bag; but it is a LOT.

Rubber Cement --This is the best thing I've found to glue the plastic to the cardboard.

Scissors or craft knife--the only tool you really need.
Go to <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-White-and-Blue-Pocket-Kazooz/ <br>for pocket kazooz in colors suitable for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, etc.<br><br><br>Make them and hand out to everyone for a holiday concert.<br><br>Find more info (than you probably ever wanted to know) about the kazoo at the Yahoo group Kazooz<br>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kazooz/<br>
Just came across this instructable... what a great idea, and beautifully presented! Thanks heaps - kept as a favourite :)
Thank you.<br>I just added another picture to be used on them.<br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-White-and-Blue-Pocket-Kazooz/<br>
Any chance of a video or sound-file of it being played?
I'm going to try. I should be able to do it with my digital camera, also takes videos. It had to get sent back to the factory for repair. On the 23rd the estimate was the typical 7 to 10 business days. I am less than pleased with Canon at the moment. I only had the camera 3 months
I just got notice, Cano shipped my camera by 2 day FedEx yesterday. I don't know if FedEx delivers on Saturdays, so I'll probably get it Monday. I'm going to try to remember to get a tripod today, since I don't have anyone to hold the camera. Does anyone know how to edit the video clips? I'll probably need to cut off the extra and the beginning and end.
Has anyone actually made any of these, yet? I know they all come out pretty good for me, but was wondering if anyone had any troubles making or playing them?
I added a link to this from my instructable, it's perfect for it and you can fit lots in there without taking up any room. I have to tell you I'm in love with these little things. Thanks for the fun instructable!<br/><br/><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-Boredom-pocket-kit/?comments=all#CFBWCQTFXA2ZORK">http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-Boredom-pocket-kit/?comments=all#CFBWCQTFXA2ZORK</a><br/>
Thanks. That's a great kit! I left some suggestions for other tyes of boxes for people who can't find Altoids.
Thanks, that's dang nice of you. Not being able to find an Altoids tins seems to really stump people when in fact you can use any old tin really. Thanks for adding some suggestions.
the picture looks like condoms
I LOVE this. It's silly and fun! I'm going to make loads of them.
Thanks! That's the idea. If you have a small reclosable tin--Altoids, Bandaids, etc.-- You can safely carry a bunch in your pocket., ready for anything!
Neat. I see you suggest using a fixative to prevent coloured lips. If you have access to a colour laser printer then this would be better as the 'ink' is waterproof.
A fixative also protects the front of the paper from moisture; (rain, snow, sweaty hands etc.) The back is covered by the plastic.
I see - so it's waterproofed all round.
Well, at least water resistant; I wouldn't take it swimming. but it should resist becoming a soggy mess from things like moisture laden breath, and other forms of damp. It also depends on how much fixitive you use and how much of the back is covered, then there are the edges. These are pretty much a cheap, easily made, short life item, this just extends the life a bit.

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