Here at the Mobile Music School, we pride ourselves on providing top quality music resources for primary schools. These music resources for primary schools include lesson plans, fun activities and resources for the classroom, as well as some DIY ideas too. Today’s DIY activity combines music and art, and the great thing about this music resource is it can be done both at home and in school. This fun activity can easily be done with the family at home, so why not have a competition and see who can make the best didgeridoo!
What is a didgeridoo?
A didgeridoo is a special type of windpipe. or wooden trumpet, invented by the Australian aborigines. This instrument is made from a hollow tree branch, traditionally eucalyptus wood or ironwood, and is about 1.5 metres long. Modern instruments may be made from a metal or plastic tube. Also,didgeridoo’s can be decorated with special patterns and traditional designs. Read on to find out how to make your very own didgeridoo!
You will need:
One long cardboard tube i.e from gift wrap. Alternatively, you could use three kitchen roll tubes.
Brown parchment paper
Paint or markers
How to make:
- If using one long tube, skip steps 1 and 2. If using three shorter tubes, join together the tubes. You can push each end slightly into another by just squeezing it a little and easing it in.
- Firstly, take a strip of brown paper, and cover one side with Pritt Stick. Stick this strip onto the section where the rubes join. Roll the two ends of your tube until all the strip is stuck around it.
- Secondly, using another piece of brown paper, and some Pritt Stick, completely cover one end of the tube and stick, so that the hole is completely covered. cut a tiny hole in this, just enough for air from the mouth to get in.
- Thirdly, when the paper and glue is dry. decorate your didgeridoo however you wish, using markers or paint!
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