Picture of 100 Kazooz in my pocket
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

Picture of 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.
motleyjust (author) 4 years ago
Go to
for pocket kazooz in colors suitable for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, etc.

Make them and hand out to everyone for a holiday concert.

Find more info (than you probably ever wanted to know) about the kazoo at the Yahoo group Kazooz
Puzzledd4 years ago
Just came across this instructable... what a great idea, and beautifully presented! Thanks heaps - kept as a favourite :)
motleyjust (author)  Puzzledd4 years ago
Thank you.
I just added another picture to be used on them.
Kiteman6 years ago
Any chance of a video or sound-file of it being played?
motleyjust (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
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
motleyjust (author)  motleyjust6 years ago
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.
zoltzerino6 years ago
Where / how did you get that 3d graphic at the end?
motleyjust (author)  zoltzerino6 years ago
I did it in Poser.
can u show me a link 2 that program
motleyjust (author)  garrett106 years ago
Here is the one for Poser7 English Windows version. It also comes in MAC and several languages

You can get a trial version here

DAZ Studio works pretty much the same as Poser and uses most of the same content.
You can get the basic version for FREE
You can buy DAZ Studio Advanced which has a bunch of extra features . There is a trial version to download and try.
DAZ (and a lot of other places) also has a bunch of free stuff that can be used for both programs
motleyjust (author)  motleyjust6 years ago
The latest version is Poser Pro

Poser Figure Artist is very similar to Poser4. You can use the little wooden manikin or the more realistic figures to practice drawing, which was the purpose of the original Poser. You can also use to to create pictures in various styles, from photo realistic to pastel, color pencils, pen and ink, etc. without drawing at all, but I believe it doesn't have a bunch of the newer features, such as the Cloth Room and Face Room.

35% off on Poser Figure Artist by using this link, No Coupon code needed!

Is it similar to 3D max or Blender 3D?
motleyjust (author)  zoltzerino6 years ago
Blender is a free program that can do modeling, rigging, rendering, animation, etc. http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/features/

3D Max is a high end program (with corresponding price tag) that does those things

Poser and DAZ Studio are rendering and animation programs, that is you can use to make still pictures or animations using figures and props that were made in some other programs. But you can't really make most models in them, although I have put some models together in Poser using primatives (cubes, shperes, cylendars, etc) like with building blocks.
I have tried to use Blender before, but it really wasnt my thing. My freind bought a copy of 3d max (he wants to go into game design or something) and to me it seemed the same as blender.
motleyjust (author) 6 years ago
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?
threadbare6 years ago
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!

motleyjust (author)  threadbare6 years ago
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.
threadbare6 years ago
I LOVE this. It's silly and fun! I'm going to make loads of them.
motleyjust (author)  threadbare6 years ago
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!
AndyGadget6 years ago
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.
motleyjust (author)  AndyGadget6 years ago
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.
motleyjust (author)  AndyGadget6 years ago
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.