kelson123453 years ago
I seriously thot that was a pipe
conrad1414 years ago
Change the misleading pic
I agree, but since it has been so long, apparently he doesn't intend to.
mimsmall5 years ago
For the who cares category: The first boys band in America was started by boys humming on wax paper wrapped on combs. They produced music that impressed the school system to provide regular band instruments. Many years later I played in this band, 1948-51. Yikes!
When and where was that?
There were boys bands in America playing on Zobos, (kazoo instruments that looked like brass horns) in the late 19th century. Was it before that?
1854 The school was the Farm and Trades School, Thompson Island, Boston Mass. The history is archived in the Healey Library, UMass, Boston.
Thank you for your response.
1854 was at least 40 years before Zobos were produced.
I will try to see if I can obtain documentation on that, because I definitely want to include that in the Kazooz group.
I found info about the school establishing the first boys marching band in the country in 1857 (perhaps as an result of the comb and wax paper band).

Nothing so far on the comb and wax paper band; still looking.
tomonto7 years ago
pipe and saws arent exactly free...
zupperzipper (author)  tomonto7 years ago
Like you don't have them at home?
I don't have pvc pipe lying around...
zupperzipper (author)  tomonto7 years ago
then use a toilet paper tube...
the rubber band would make it collapse.
zupperzipper (author)  tomonto7 years ago
No it won't... But you can also use Tape.
putting your mouth on a paper tube would make it quickly fall apart.
zupperzipper (author)  tomonto7 years ago
Ok ,you win...

It's a "almost 100% Free Kazoo"
No, he doesn't. You have obviously never made a toilet roll tube kasoo, or you would know you don't put your mouth around it (an difficult thing for anyone but Joe E. Brown). You put your lips inside the tube. Thousands of school children have made these. I'm sure you can manage to do it, too, if you try.
Joe E. Brown or Paris Hilton
Okay, Absolutely Free Kazoo.
Toilet Paper Tube
Wax Paper (Or Bag, Good idea!)
Rubber band
Process. Cut a square of wax paper that will fit over end of TP tube. Cut a hole in the tube. Put Wax Paper square over tube and secure with rubber band...
And hey, Presto, you have a free, "Eco-Groovy" Kazoo!
Okay, Absolutely Free Kazoo.
Toilet Paper Tube
Wax Paper (Or Bag, Good idea!)
Rubber band

Sorry, but don't have any rubber bands. Would a little bit of water and flour work as a very cheap glue?
zupperzipper (author)  Rock Soldier6 years ago
OR you could just hold the bag/wax paper :D
Kiteman7 years ago
It would be nice to see actual photographs...?
zupperzipper (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
I like 'paint' more... :-)
And we like seeing you've actually done it more... ;-)
pyro137 years ago
woah cool! I'm going to go make one of these ;D
Mitten7 years ago
We always used a piece of wax paper on a comb, but this works too!