Introduction: How to Make a Straw Instrument (straw Flute)

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note: this is not my idea, i just found it somewhere

Step 1: You Will Need...

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a drinking straw

Step 2:

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flatten the end of the straw with the pliers

Step 3: THE CUT!

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cut the flattned end like in the picture

Step 4: More Cutting

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cut some holes in the straw, i have painted them black so it becomes easier to see them

Step 5: Play It!

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now to play it:
play it just like a normal flute, hold the pointed end in your mouth and one finger on each hole, relese the fingers from the holes to get diffrent tones


JasonB33 made it! (author)2016-05-21


dallas.phelps.9 (author)2015-03-13

Ok, that's not a flute... But a reed instrument. Still cool thought. A flute is blowing over a hole providing a whistle sound.

RavenTheRaisin (author)2014-12-20

it no work!!!

murphychen (author)2014-01-10

A video which demonstrates playing a straw instrument:

brenna1123435 (author)2013-07-28

Did you get that from trashtoys?

ynze (author)brenna11234352013-07-29

Just regular soft drink straws, 100 pcs for a dollar :-)

ynze (author)ynze2013-07-29

Oh, so sorry, silly reply. You meant Arvind Gupta's' Toys from Trash of course :-D

ynze (author)2013-07-28

Great! I just made pics and a video for "make a straw flute" exactly like your project, to enter in the Musical Instruments Contest. Instead, I'll just feature your I'ble :-)

rimar2000 (author)2012-04-25

An MP3, please?

rallekralle (author)rimar20002012-04-26


rallekralle (author)rallekralle2012-04-26

youtube mp3...

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