A place to share cool science ideas for storytime!

We have some creative ways to enjoy the summer reading theme Libraries Rock!

Here are a few books and ideas.

 Getting the Most out of Makerspaces to Make Musical Instruments by Greg Rosa

 Cardboard folk instruments to make & play by Dennis Waring
Handmade music factory : the ultimate guide to making foot-stompin’-good instruments by Michael Orr
Junkyard jam band : DIY musical instruments and noisemakers by David Erik Nelson

Activity ideas

Mini-banjos from jar lids http://www.thecrafttrain.com/mini-lid-banjos/

Banjos from paper plates https://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/kid/crafts-made-from-paper-plates-cups/#page=2

Recycled box guitar https://funfamilycrafts.com/recycled-box-guitar/

Popsicle stick harmonica http://www.housingaforest.com/popsicle-stick-harmonica/

Wind pipe straw instrument https://laughingkidslearn.com/wind-pipe-instrument

Cardboard tube xylophone https://theinspiredtreehouse.com/homemade-instruments-for-kids-diy-xylophone/

Wrapping Paper Tube Xylophone http://www.doodlesandjots.com/2013/12/27/wrapping-paper-tube-xylophone/

Tin Can Xylophone http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Tin-Can-Xylophone.html

Pool Noodle Sand Blocks http://nancymusic.blogspot.com/2011/07/tuesday-tip-swimming-noodle-sand-blocks.html

DIY Rhythm Sticks and Activities http://www.theottoolbox.com/2015/06/diy-rhythm-sticks-and-activities.html

Paper plate Tambourines https://www.stickymudandbellylaughs.com/2017/04/diy-tambourine-paper-plate-craft.html


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