At-Home Craft: Make Your Own Violin

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

What you’ll need

  • Paper Plate (Don’t have a plate? You could also use a Tupperware container or an empty tissue box)
  • 4 rubber bands
  • Coloring supplies
  • A popsicle stick or ruler
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Steps to make your instrument

  • Cut four notches at the top of the plate, and four notches at the bottom of your plate
  • Color your plate
  • Tape the popsicle stick to the back of the plate so it peeks out over one set of notches like the neck of a violin
  • Stretch each rubber band from a top notch down to a matching bottom notch to create a line across your paper plate
  • Play your violin’s strings with your fingers!

Don’t have the needed materials? No problem!

Check out this website where you can color a violin online for free.

Download and print your participation certificate.

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Seattle Symphony Family Programs supported by The Klorfine Foundation.

Posted on April 10, 2020