Introduction: Paper Tube Xylophone
A xylophone is a musical instrument played by striking a row of bars of graduated length with one or more small wooden or plastic mallets. The xylophone we will make today requires:
cardboard tubes (as many as wanted)
2 pieces of computer paper
Optional- construction paper (to get some color)
Step 1: Cut the Tubes
Cut the tubes into different sizes. The more you have the more notes your xylophone can make.
Step 2: Put the Construction Paper on the Tubes
Cut the construction paper to fit onto the tubes. Then glue them on.
Step 3: Put Strings On
Tie the strings in a loop to the top and bottom of the tubes (works best with double knots).
Step 4: Roll Up Computer Paper
Roll the computer paper the long way, and make it tight.
Step 5: Glue the String
Glue the strings on the tubes, and attach them to the rolls of computer paper.
Step 6: Put the Xylophone on Cardboard
Glue the bottom of the computer paper to a piece of cardboard for support.
Step 7: How to Use
Take two pencils and with the rubber end hit the tubes.