DIY Guitar

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We’re celebrating all things pop star this week at Moonfrye! This simple, rustic DIY guitar craft is guaranteed to spark your budding musician’s imagination…let the jam sessions begin!

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What you will need:

Bamboo plates (available at Whole Foods, Sur La Table or Amazon.com)

Craft balsa wood (our piece was cut to 3″ X 24″)

Pencil

Exacto knife (adults only, please)

Popsicle sticks

Rubber bands

Black paint

Paintbrushes

Glue

Instructions:

Step 1: Pencil in the outline for the base of your guitar as shown.

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Step 2: Using an Exacto knife, cut out your guitar base shape.

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Step 3: Glue a plate to the end of your guitar base.

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Step 4: Glue three popsicle sticks onto the neck of your guitar as shown to create “tuning keys.”

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Step 5: Paint frets and position markers on the neck of your guitar as shown.

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Step 6: Attach four rubber bands to the bamboo plate as shown to create your guitar’s strings.

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Step 7: You’re ready to make beautiful music!

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8 thoughts on “DIY Guitar

  1. Doug

    I bet you could make a bunch of different instruments and start a rock band with the microphone craft. You guys are awesome.

    Reply
  2. Denise

    As a reading teacher one of the 1-2 graders favorite books is Mr. Cool which is about 4 boys who want to become rock stars. I would love them to make guitars and mics and re-enact the book! Would be fun play date or family project as well!

    Reply

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