Introduction: Pocket Sized Instruments

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Pocket sized instruments are very fun for everyone. I'm going to show you how to make a drum, maraca, and panpipes. Most of these are made out of recycled materials.

Note: All of them will require scissors.

Step 1: Maraca

To make the maraca you will need:

  • Tape
  • Plastic Egg
  • Beans/Rice/Pebbles

Step 2: Beans

Add your beans to the bottom half of the egg, then close it.

Step 3: Taping

Tape around the plastic egg to ensure it does not open. Now your maraca is complete, shake away!

Step 4: Straw Panpipes


  • 4 Straws
  • Tape
  • String (Optional)

Step 5: Taping

First cut all straws in half, then tape them together (make sure they're straight).

Step 6: Cutting

Lastly cut one end of the straws diagonally. Now blow through the straight end of the straws. The shorter the straw the higher the sound.

Note: If you want you can tape/glue a string on the panpipes so you can wear it around your neck.

Step 7: Drum

For making the drum you will need:

  • Toilet Paper Tube
  • Parchment Paper
  • Rubber Band
  • Tooth Picks (Optional)

Step 8: Cutting

Cut a small part of the toilet paper tube off (this is the part you use). Next cut a piece of parchment paper that is bigger than the toilet paper tube.

Step 9:

Put your toilet paper tube on a bottle that is slightly smaller than it. Then take the parchment paper and wrap it around the tube. Next wrap a rubber band tightly around the parchment paper and tube.

Step 10:

Carefully take off the toilet paper tube, and trim off any excess parchment paper. If you want you can use toothpicks as drumsticks. Now your drum is complete!

Step 11:

I hope you enjoyed this instructable. Please comment down below with your thoughts an questions!

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