Christmas Crafts for Kids

Water Glass Carols

Kids can make colorful water glass carols for Christmas and serenade the family's party guests with some tinkly tunes!

What You'll Need:

8 water glasses

Food coloring


Simple sheet music

The best sounds are made with the thinnest glass, but check with an adult to see which glasses you can use for this project. Do this inside a large plastic tub in case of breakage. Fill the first glass 1/8 full of water, the second glass 1/4 full, the third glass 3/8 full, and so on until the eighth glass is full. (You are adding 1/8 of a cup of water to each glass).

Use a teaspoon to tap on each glass. Add or pour out water to make the musical scale as you sing do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do. You can add a few drops of food coloring to each glass after your glasses are tuned. Practice tapping out songs such as "Silent Night," "Jingle Bells," and other Christmas favorites. Give a holiday concert for family and friends.

On the next page, learn how to make a Christmas pocket pixie to carry with you throughout the holidays.

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