We can make our own with simple tools, and using recycled elements at the same time.
Step 1: Materials
- Kinder surprise egg, only the yellow part, the chocolate and the toy can be avoided or given away to kids.
- Guitar pick: whatever material or shape you use, I found a yellow one so I chose it.
- Nylon string: I recycled an used first string from my tenor ukulele
- Small stones or sand from the beach (not seen here)
Step 2: Make Holes
I made a hole on round side of the pick and on top of the plastic egg.
Step 3: Attach the String
For the egg side I used the double knot I use to attach the string to my ukuleles (see photo).
It is quite important to measure the lenght of string we want to leave, since too short and it will be difficult to handle, and too long can be a mess. What I didi was to hold the egg as comfortable as I could with the pick between my fingers, and payed a few strums. When I was happy with the positions, I just twisted the string at the pick and made two knots to secure it.
The result at the last photo.
Step 4: Fill With Sand
Now it´s time to do some test: too little sand and the sound can be difficult to control, too much and it will not sound at all. There is a point in which the sand is enough to sound and have a good response to your struming.
Play, practice and enjoy yourself