I'm going to show you how to make a guitar with your kids out of a tissue box, paper towel roll and some rubber bands! My mom and I used to make these all the time when I was little - They're really fun!
Step 1: Tools & Supplies
The stuff that you need is pretty simple...
Empty tissue box (the long kind)
Empty Paper Towel Roll
3 Rubber bands (You may want another in case one snaps)
Something to cut with
A kid ready to have fun! (The inner kid in you works too :D)
Step 2: Cut off the Cellophane
Cut around the edge of the opening to get out the plastic that the tissues come through. This will make it easer to strum.
Note - If you're doing this with a small child, make sure you do all of the steps that require use of the knife/scissors.
Step 3: Cut hole for the neck
Now you're going to be making a hole in the box for the neck/paper towel roll. Go to one of the small sides of he box, and put your paper towel roll on top. Use your marker to trace around the roll, and then cut out the circle.
Step 4: Insert the Neck
Now, just insert the neck into the hole about 2 inches. If there is much space around the neck, and it doesn't stay well, stick tape around it to help stop it from sliding.
Step 5: Add the strings
Now you can add the strings, just put a rubber band around the box, one on each side of the neck. You can also put one straight in the middle by cutting halfway through the neck right at the base, sliding a rubber band into the slit, and taping over the where you cut. (You can go ahead and play it now)