Primary School

Relationships. Wellbeing. Achievement.


Create your own musical instrument.


Today your task is to create your own musical instrument using recycled materials from your home.


Step 1

Decide what instrument you are going to make.  Think about how you are going to make sound using your instrument.  Will it be a shaker?  Will it use a string/band? How else could you make sound with an instrument?


Step 2

Gather the materials that you are going to use to create your musical instrument.


Step 3

Create your musical instrument.


Step 4

Evaluate your instrument using the following questions:


1. Is my instrument comfortable to play?

2. Does my instrument make a good musical sound?

3. Does my instrument look attractive?

4. What sound does my instrument make?

5. Does my instrument make the sound it was supposed to?

6. What would I do with my instrument next time to make it better?