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Yes, I’m on a music kick.  After making a kazoo to annoy my brother with, Megan wanted to try making another instrument, so we sat down to make a harmonica using popsicle sticks.



  • popsicle sticks
  • rubber bands
  • paper
  • toothpicks
  • scissors
  • glue

Ready to make an instrument?  Begin by cutting a piece of paper the same length and width as your popsicle stick.  This will act as a reed inside the instrument.  We used wax paper, since we already had it out from making the kazoo.



Next, cut a toothpick into two sections the width of your popsicle stick.  You’re going to put one toothpick piece on each end of the popsicle stick and stick them down with a little dot of glue. Your paper strip can then be laid across the top of them.




Finally, lay your second popsicle stick on top, making a nice sandwich, and rubber band each end to hold it together.




Congratulations, you should now have a harmonica.  Hold it to your mouth and blow gently.


Soon we will have an entire orchestra!