Musical Popsicle Sticks


Let's have a nice tinkering with popsicle sticks! This time with the theme of music. What musical instruments are there? And is that instrument to do with ice sticks?

The answer is yes, it is basically all to do with popsicle sticks. But you have to cut the sticks! Whole round instruments or with a lot of round shapes, such as a tambourine or a violin, can also be tinkered with ice sticks, but that is a bit harder! As we started with the most logical thing, the xylophone, the ideas came by themselves. A lot of things were called and thought up, like a drum kit, but after a bit of a mess, not all ideas have been executed. But in the end these have become the final pieces.

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TIP 1:First, make the shape of paper and paste the sticks on it. If the sticks are firmly fixed, turn it over and cut out the shape

TIP 2: Use sturdy scissors and hold the shape with sticks as best as possible

TIP 3: Keep coloured paper, sticky stones, pomponjes, chenille wire and wobbly eyes within reach. They are fun cheers!

TIP 4: Have patience when gluing! Use a good adhesive (e.g. from Collall ), put the sticks the way you want it and then stay away from it for at least 5 minutes! If you want, just start with the next piece of work, and then alternate as the piece needs to dry again. Patiently waiting for the glue to dry is really the trick!

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Base for the xylophone: slice the 2 sticks diagonally over the row of sticks, let dry very well and then cut off! Stick 4 Pompons underneath as paws.

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Bongo: Print out this pattern so that the bongo is 10cm high. Cut out the pattern and stick sticks horizontally over it (red/yellow/natural)

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Turn it over when the glue is dry, and cut off the sticks with strong scissors (you see the back here in this picture)

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Draw 5 points at the top and 4 points in the center and connect them with a fineliner. Stick glitter stones to your liking.

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Accordion: Glue sticks as an example in fan shape on colored paper. Allow to dry very well. Meanwhile, cut the keyboards.

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Cut out the shape and cut “appetizers” at the top between the sticks.

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Paste the keyboard on the left and the buttons on the right. Draw thinner stripes with fineliner for the harmonica effect. Fold the paper as well.

And these have become the results!

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Triangle, accordion, xylophone and microphone.

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Synthersizer, musical notes and shell wreath (or bubble wreath)

The black keys are coloured with water-resistant pen (edding). The bubbles of the shell wreath are simply attached to a chenille thread and tied around 2 sticks (glued together).

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Pan flute, samba balls and bongo

The feathers on the pan flute are cut out of paper and stripes set up with fineliner. You can also cut the feathers and crumple a little.

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Electric and acoustic guitar and harp.

The recorder is made of 1 stick, draw holes on it with a fineliner.

Turn on the music... and play!

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