This is my first Instructible, so go easy on me.

I babysit for a friend of mine, and her little girl is a HUGE Legend of Zelda fan. While YouTubing, she apparently came across this tutorial on how to make a set of pan flutes at home, but the tutorial she showed me used actual power tools, and that's not something I am physically (or mentally) capable of doing without "adult supervision" myself. Thus, we went with an easier method.

I got this tutorial from Googling the phrase "how to make pan flute straws". It's from a website called ScienceOffCenter.org, and it's a whole lot easier than using power tools and/or modeling clay. Thus, we opted for this method.

Step 1: Supplies

I didn't get a snapshot of this because I didn't think about 

What you will need:

  • 8 straws (we used big, old fashioned milkshake straws from a local restaurant, though regular size will do)
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape* 
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Markers (optional)

*Note: In the tutorial, she uses the metric system to measure the cuts. Unfortunately, I spent my high school and middle school math classes dozing off and failed to learn how to convert the two. As my ruler did not have centimeters, I taped a section of measuring tape to my desk. If your ruler HAS centimeters, you won't have to do this. 
<p>really good tutorial I forgot my homework project that's due tomorrow and i am Abel to do it just in time and I didn't miss my presentation. Thanks</p>
<p>it worked pretty good tho but just at first mine can't make noise at all coz I put my mouth on the straws</p>
<p>sry wrong spelling it's able, not Abel.</p>
<p>Really good tutorial and you were really nice too!</p>
<p>Thank You!!!</p>
<p>I was using this for the Boy Scout Music merit Badge, and it worked pretty well. Thanks.</p>
Thank you, forgot about my sons project that is due tomorrow and we'll be able to do this in the am so he won't miss his presentation!!
cool love it
I made these then learned how to play &quot;Zelda's Lullaby&quot; on them. Epic tutorial!
Mine won't make noise. Is it supposed to make noise? Or is it just decoration
Blow into the straws, but don't put your mouth on them. Otherwise, it's the same as blowing bubbles into a drink.
This is pretty awesome. I never much cared for the DS Zelda games, so I went ahead and made my own design. I'm pretty happy with it. Thanks for the tutorial! <br> <br>
Thanks so much!!!! this was a brilliant idea! i will definitely be adding that to my list of crafts!
Very creative!
Thank you! And thank you for the comment! :-)

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