Turn an ordinary drinking straw into a duck call
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Step 1: Size up the Straw

Take an ordinary drinking straw and cut off any pleated elbow ends. This generally works well when the straw is cut down to a 4 to 6" length.

Step 2: Flatten an end

Take one end of the straw and flatten the last half inch of it. I find that the blunt edge of a butter knife rubbed against the end of a straw works well. Make sure the creases are well defined, but don't flatten too much or it will become difficult to blow. For those who are familiar with Oboes, you'll probably start to recognize what we're doing.

Step 3: Cut a reed

On the flattened end cut off the last quarter to 3/8" of the EDGES. Angle the cuts inward toward the flat end of the straw so that it forms an angled U.
Wolf3216 months ago


CarStalkerZ6 years ago
i wouldnt mind pictures at all cause i dont like to read much sorry but its the truth
pictures would be insanely helpful
berrygunks7 years ago
Yaaaay first comment. btw kool