Easy Musical Instrument Craft: Bookaboo Kazoo

Nov 22, 2013

Kids can join Bookaboo's band with this sweet and simple musical instrument craft.

What kids learn:
Experimentation with sounds 
Hand-eye coordination
Cause and effect
Shape and colour recognition

What you need:
Bookaboo cutout (click Bookaboo to open the image, right-click to save and print)
toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls
wax paper
rubber bands
hole puncher
tissue paper


  • Brush the paper towel or toilet paper roll with glue, add a little water to it if it's too thick.
  • Place the tissue paper shapes on the tube. Layer them to create different colours.
  • Gently brush some glue on top of the tissue paper to keep the corners down.

  • Once the glue is dry and you are happy with your design, use the hole puncher (adult to do this) to make holes in the tube.
  • Cut out Bookaboo template and glue him to the tube.

  • Cut 4" x 4" squares of wax paper.
  • Place the wax paper square over one end of the tube and fasten with an elastic.

Now you are ready for a gig with Bookaboo. Hum into the kazoo and experiment with different pitches by covering the holes!

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