Green Music Week: Instruments
Tip #2: Make Your Own Instruments
Encourage your children's creativity, or have fun with musically inclined adult friends, with DIY instruments. Tin cans, cardboard boxes, and paper plates can be recycled into a rhythm section. Even vegetables can be musical: the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra performs concerts using only edible instruments. Find tutorials for making "carrot strummers" and "eggplant clappers" on PBS's The Greens Web site. When your concert is over, throw your instruments into a pot and enjoy a healthy dinner.
Share your tips: What are your suggestions for making homemade instruments?