Music Instruments

Introduction: Music Instruments

About: 25 year old social cultural worker making things that he finds cool! My interests are wide and vary, but usually if the voice in the back of my head goes: "That's cool we should totally make that!" I get exc...


This is my first slideshow ever so be nice ;)

Also I would like to note that English is not my first language, I'm trying the best I can.

Okay now I got that out of the way. This slideshow shows you my project were I made my own instruments. I did this because I'm studying to be an elementary teacher (6-12 years old) and this was one of our 2 month projects.
All the materials used for these instruments are recycled.

This project was finished in about two months, only working in the weekends so if you see something you like you'll probably be able to finish it in less then two days.

If anyone would like me to make an instructable of these please comment :)

All these instruments are rather easy to make so I think nobody will have a problem with making these themsef. But if your wondering how I did something exactly or what the instrument does leave a comment.

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    tof dat ga ik ook met mijn scouting kids maken :D
    awesome Im going to make this with my scouts


    9 years ago on Introduction

    awesome! keep up the good work!

    and your english is actually very good


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Fantastic and beautiful instruments! Thanks for sharing the photos...... Can you tell me about the drums that are made of what looks like large tomato cans - with the colored tape (?) wrapped around them - the Red and Blue with the 2 green hortizontally strapped they have a top of some sort? And is that a cork jammed onto the ends of those sticks? Can you share the instructions for them? Very inspirational. Peace, Otha


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the compliment :)

    I don't have any pictures of the work in progress but I can explain it to you. They where real easy to build once I figured out what I wanted to do with them.

    So the one with the colored tape and the red and blue are  basicly built up the same.

    I went to a restaurant and after eating there I asked them if they didn't have any large cans for me. They where happy to give them to me after I explained why. And you are right they where tomato cans :)

    Then I proceeded to drill two small holes on the side of the cans. One near the top and one near the bottom. I then put a screw and bolt through the holes and connected the two cans with eachother.

    The cans are open on one side so I chose that to be the bottom. Make sure you take the sharp edges off with a vile though since you don't want the kids to cut themselfs.

    Then I took two normal bean cans that I had laying around. These cans are special because they have the ribbles on them. When you go over them with your sticks they make a rasping noise. The cans where added together by making a hole through the top and bolting them together. Then a hole in each of the big cans and in each of the small cans and just bolt those together.

    Then when you see everything fits nicely you can add a rope by again making a hole on the side of the can and bolting it together.

    As for finish. The one with the tape is decorated with electrical tape. The tape you use to close up or tie together electrical lines in your house. It's kinda rubbery and gives a nice finish. It's also fairly cheap like 4 bucks and comes in different colors. Or you can just spraypaint it and use sjablons (the music thingies) and spraypaint them on.

    On the drumsticks, they are indeed corks. What I did was I took the diameter of my stick and chose a drill with the same diameter. I then drilled about 1 cm in the cork. Make sure you do this slowly as not to ruin the cork. I then put in a little glue and put the stick in. It's really thight and will never loosen up even not after extended useage.

    I hope this helped if you have anymore questions feel free to ask :)



    10 years ago on Introduction

    Those are awesome! What is the first red drum made out of? and are those wooden sticks at the end recorders or just clacky sticks?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The drum is made from two beerplates (The things you use to bring beer and other drinks round in a bar). And we call the wooden sticks "slaghout" and they are used to keep the kids on the same tempo during a song. But they are also by the kids themselfs to make sound.