Making craft stick xylophones in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on July 13, 2012

in Craftstick Xylophones, Musical Instruments, Xylophones

In my previous post, I shared with you our xylophone playing experience and xylophone science so today I want to share with you how we extended our xylophone extravaganza into the art experience as well…

To make our own craft stick xylophones, each child started by painting four to six large, wooden craft sticks any color they wished…

Once, the children had painted each craft stick, we left them sitting on a tray along with their name card to dry overnight…

The next day, and under supervision, the pre-k children took turns using the hot glue gun to glue their painted craft sticks to to a craft stick base…

Miss Abby helped complete all the remaining xylophones…

This is a completed xylophone. The children borrowed the mallets from our store bought xylophones to play their homemade xylophones…

The craft stick xylophones don’t sound quite the same as the store bought xylophones but the children enjoyed taking home their very own xylophone in the end regardless of sound…

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Links to Grow On

Xylophone Science from Teach Preschool

Playing a Rainbow: Color-Coded Notation for Xylophone from Wholesome Harmonies Music Therapy

Xxx Xylophone from From The Hive

Building a Wooden Xylophone from Welcome to Make Shop

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