Exploring the Science of Sound with Homemade Instruments

Make some homemade instruments and use them to explore the science of sound! These DIY music instruments make great STEM activities for kids.

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explore the science of sound with homemade instruments


Making homemade instruments is always a hit with the kids, but what I especially love about these particular DIY musical instruments is they make great STEM activities too.

By manipulating different parts of the creating process and music making process, children can explore the science of sound vibrations. Below you’ll find all kinds of homemade instruments perfect for both making music and exploring sound!


Exploring Sound with Homemade Instruments

homemade instruments for kids

Homemade Rainsticks from Buggy and Buddy

Sound Matching Game with Seeds from Fun-A-Day! 

Homemade Egg Shakers from Fun at Home with Kids


homemade instruments for kids

Musical Science Pool from And Next Comes L

Homemade Kazoo from Buggy and Buddy

DIY Voicepipe from Babble Dabble Do


homemade instruments for kids

Rainbow Water Xylophone from Mama.Papa.Bubba

Mini Sound Shakers from Buggy and Buddy

Rainbow Drums on the Light Table from And Next Comes L


homemade instruments for kids

Spinning Noise Maker from What Do We Do All Day?

Guitar Science from Science Sparks

Popsicle Stick Harmonica from Housing a Forest



explore the science of sound with homemade instruments


Be sure to check out STEAM Kids book and ebook for even more creative STEM and STEAM ideas!

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Explore the Science of Sound with these Homemade Instruments! These DIY musical instruments make great STEM activities for kids of all ages! Includes homemade kazoo, rainsticks, shakers and more! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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