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
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*
- 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.