Easy Music Activities for Kids

Cool Kazoo

Get ready to make music with a cool kazoo.
Get ready to make music with a cool kazoo.
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With a cool kazoo, kids can make music without years of practice. All they need for this easy musical activity are the kazoo they make themselves and a good song to hum. Then it's on to buzzing along with songs on the radio, or playing in time to the music while marching around the room.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper towel tube
  • Markers
  • Waxed paper
  • Rubber band
  • Scissors

Step 1: Decorate the paper towel tube with markers.

Step 2: Wrap a piece of waxed paper over one end of the tube.

Step 3: Secure the waxed paper with a rubber band.

Step 4: Carefully cut two holes in the tube, as shown in the illustration.

Step 5: Play the kazoo by humming your favorite song into the open end of the tube. For other interesting sounds, make more kazoos with tubes of different diameters, thicknesses, and lengths.

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