Bookaboo Kazoos

Nov 22, 2013

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

What You'll Need

  • Bookaboo cutout (see below)
  • toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls
  • wax paper
  • scissors
  • rubber bands
  • hole puncher
  • tissue paper
  • glue

Supplies for a Bookaboo kazoo

How It's Made

1. Print a Bookaboo cutout and cut along the dotted lines (click to open the image, right-click to save and print).

Bookaboo cutout

2. Cut the tissue paper into small pieces, all kinds of shapes.

3. Brush the paper towel or toilet paper roll with glue (add a little water to the glue it if it's too thick). Place the tissue paper shapes on the tube. Layer them to create different colours.

Tissue paper shapes being glued onto a paper towel roll.

4. Gently brush some glue on top of the tissue paper to keep the corners down.

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5. Once the glue is dry and you are happy with your design, use the hole puncher to make several holes in the tube.

6. Glue Bookaboo to your kazoo tube. 

Cardboard tubes covered with tissue paper and a Bookaboo picture.

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

3 finished Bookaboo kazoos.

Now you're ready for a gig with Bookaboo! Hum into the kazoo and cover different holes to experiment with different pitches!

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