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

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

Step 1: You Will Need...

a drinking straw
pliers
scissors

Step 2:

flatten the end of the straw with the pliers

Step 3: THE CUT!

cut the flattned end like in the picture

Step 4: More Cutting

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

Step 5: Play It!

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

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

MY PARENTS HATE THIS SO MUCH!

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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.

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RavenTheRaisin (author)2014-12-20

it no work!!!

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murphychen (author)2014-01-10

A video which demonstrates playing a straw instrument:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VdidgeNQxo

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brenna1123435 (author)2013-07-28

Did you get that from trashtoys?

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ynze (author)brenna11234352013-07-29

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

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ynze (author)ynze2013-07-29

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

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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 :-)

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rimar2000 (author)2012-04-25

An MP3, please?

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rallekralle (author)rimar20002012-04-26

ok

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rallekralle (author)rallekralle2012-04-26

youtube mp3...

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