At-Home Craft: Make Your Own Harmonica

It’s craft time! Join Amy from the Seattle Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement team as she shows you how to make your own harmonica.

What you’ll need

  • 2 large popsicle sticks
  • 3 rubber bands
  • 2 strips of paper, both pieces cut to ½ inch wide and 11 inches long
  • Tape

Steps to make your instrument

  • On stick #1, place a rubber band across the stick lengthwise
  • On stick #2, wrap a strip of paper around each end, wrapping as many times as you can and then taping the edge of the paper so it stays in place
  • Place stick #1 on top of stick #2, and wrap a rubber band around each end (where the paper wrappings are) to hold the sticks together
  • Blow into your harmonica in the middle, the harder you blow, the higher the sound!

Don’t have the needed materials? No problem!

Check out this website where you can color an oboe online for free.

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Posted on May 6, 2020