DIY Musical Instruments: Harmonica

Make a harmonica out of simple supplies!


  • 3 rubber bands: 1 wide, 2 small
  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • 2 pieces of sturdy paper ¾” wide by 2 ¼“ long
  • Scotch tape


  1. Lay one stick on top of the other with the paper strips spaced like in the photo below.
  2. Fold over each piece of paper.
  3. Secure paper with a little tape. Note: tape should not touch the sticks at all.
  4. Carefully slip out the bottom stick.
  5. Stretch the longer rubber band around the length of the top stick.
  6. Place the bottom stick directly under it and secure them both with the two smaller rubber bands.
  7. Done! Blow and make some music!

Activity by Karen McVay, Sprague Site
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Posted in Activities, After School, Art, At Home, Music, Sprague.