Introduction: Panpipes From Paper

Make a full workable panpipe with eight pieces of paper, carton and cardboard.

Step 1: Materials Required

8 pieces of thick Paper (130 g/m²)

  1. 16,0 cm x 23 cm (tone c)
  2. 14,2 cm x 23 cm (tone d)
  3. 12,8cm x 23 cm (tone e)
  4. 12,0cm x 23 cm (tone f)
  5. 10,7cm x 23 cm (tone g)
  6. 9,6cm x 23 cm (tone a)
  7. 8,5cm x 23 cm (tone b)
  8. 8,0cm x 23 cm (tone c)

Card 2 cm x 15 cm

2 pieces of cardboard 4,0 cm x 11,0 cm (for example from the backcover of a sketch block)

Wooden stick 20 cm (Diameter 1,3 cm)




Step 2: Make the Pipes

Applicate the glue to the first paper as shown in the first picture. Roll the paper tight and flush on the wooden stick.

Repeat this with the other seven papers..

Step 3: Closing the Tubes on One End

Mark eight rings on the card with a pencil. Add glue with the gluegun and press the tubes on the glue. Wait a few minutes until the glue will be hardened. Then cut away the overlaying carton.

Step 4: Connect the Tubes

Lay the tubes in a row on the table. Be aware, that the open ends are flush in a straight line. Glue the first cardboard on the tubes and then the second cardboard on the other side.

The panpipe is finished. Have fun with playing melodies (for example "When the Saints") as played in the video above.

Paper Contest 2018

Participated in the
Paper Contest 2018