Prepare fabric, cotton ball, dowel stick and rubber band. Firstly, cover up the cotton ball with a square of fabric. Attach the covered up cotton ball to the end of a dowel stick by using the rubber band.
Homemade sand blocks for our daycare
First you will need to prepare all the needed material. To make our own homemade sand block, we will need sandpaper, glue for wood, empty thread spools, small blocks of wood and stapler and staples. If we do not have glue for wood then we can use a hammer and nail. After that, measure the sandpaper so that it can be sufficient to cover up the top and side of the wooden blocks. Staple the sandpaper that we already measure to the wood. Take the glue or nail a spool to the wooden block on the opposite side of the previous sandpaper. When we are finish to attach it, we will get the handle to create the music rhythm, we will only need to rub the sand blocks together.
Our own daycare shaker instrument
Prepare various sizes of bottles that have lids. Fulfill each quarter of bottles with rice or beans. Be sure that the lids are tightly and then let the children of our daycare to shake the bottles. Try each different bottle. This is such an interesting musical instrument for children because they provide nice sound. Each different size of bottle is needed because it will make a different sound.
Our own homemade daycare rubber band harps
If you want to create a rubber band harp then you will absolutely need a sturdy box without any cover. Stretch a rubber band around the box. Puck the bands to make the music sound that we want. It is the simplest musical instrument to make. If you already finish making it, you can ask the children of our daycare to decorate it based on their own preferences.
Daycare snare drum
It must be easier for you to find empty cookie tins right? We can find it easily in the garage sale. Toss the cookie tin’s cover and put some paper clip inside it. Take a cardboard and measure it with the same measure of the tin bottom size. Secure this cover with the tape up to the top of the cookie tin. Use pencil or dowel stick to play this snare drum from the top of the cardboard.
Homemade margarine tub drum
Find margarine tub with cover. The best one is 16 oz margarine tub. After that, prepare 7 up to 8 inches of dowel stick length, 2 string with 6 inches length and 2 wooden beads. Make a small hole in the tub side to insert the dowel stick. We can simply make this hole by using craft knife. Secure the dowel stick with strong tape. Make two small holes on opposite side of the margarine tub. We have to make sure that the dowel stick is at the bottom of the margarine tub, two holes on each side of the tub and let the top side alone. Push the string through the bole and knot in inside. For the string outside the tub, we can attach a bead to each string and knot it securely. Put the cover and make our favorite decoration. The decoration job can be an interesting job for children in our daycare.
Daycare rice maracas
If you find a useless white paper cup then do not throw it into the waste basket. We can make rice maracas from it. Fill one cup with uncooked rice about half of the cup. Put the second cup down over the first cup and use colored tape around the rims to attach both of the cups together. Let the children of our daycare to decorate the cup as they want. Shake it and get the sound.