10+ Homemade Musical Instruments for Kids

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a musical instrument with your kids, you’ll definitely want to check out this round up of over 10 homemade musical instruments. Such a fun way to explore sound and create!

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Over 10 Homemade Musical Instruments for Kids


Providing a musically rich environment for young children is so important for their development. These homemade instruments are perfect for encouraging interaction with music, and they are fun to make too!


10+ Homemade Musical Instruments for Kids

Homemade Musical Instruments on Buggy and Buddy

Exploring Sound with a Homemade Kazoo~ Buggy and Buddy

Homemade Kazoo


Homemade Toys: Jingle Bell Sticks and Rings~ Buggy and Buddy

Jingle Sticks and Jingle Rings


Rainstick Craft for Kids (and Science Activity)- Explore sound with a homemade instrument! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Homemade Rainsticks


 More Homemade Instruments for Kids

Over 10 Homemade Musical Instruments

1. Simple Coconut Shell Instruments from Twodaloo

2. Make Your Own Didgeridoo from Twodaloo

3. Baby Time: Let’s Make Music from The Educators’ Spin on It

 Over 10 Homemade Musical Instruments

4. Jingle Bell Ankle Bracelets from Twodaloo

5. Bucket Drumming and Stomping from And Next Comes L

6. Make a Cardboard Guitar from Pink Stripey Socks

7. Family Time with Glow in the Dark Musical Instruments from Happily Ever Mom

 Over 10 Homemade Musical Instruments

8. Homemade Rainbow Xylophone from And Next Comes L

9. Do Re Mi Bottles from Life with Moore Babies

10. Make a rattle-drum from Pink Stripey Socks

11. Painted Stick Instrument from Twodaloo



Check out even more cool ways to build and create with kids in our ebook, Up!

Up! Hands-on play and building activities for kids


10+ Homemade Instrument Crafts for Kids: Explore sound by making a kazoo, drum, jingle bells, and more! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com


  1. Thanks for featuring our Do Re Mi Bottles!

  2. I love these! We have so much fun with musical play and often make our own instruments. My son loves to get creative and turn anything and everything into a drum.

  3. Thanks for featuring my crafts!

  4. What a fantastic collection of ideas, I just love it. Shared on G+ and pinned. 🙂

  5. These are GREAT ideas. Pinned.

  6. What a great compilation! Thanks for putting this together -I can’t wait to try the Didgeridoo and the Painted Stick Instrument. Fun!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring so many of our instruments, Chelsey! This is such a fab roundup!

  8. This post is so awesome! My child loves music and we would have fun making some of these instruments.

    I’m featuring your post on my Treasure Find Tuesday: http://www.mrsashleyem.com/2014/08/treasure-find-tuesday.html


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