How to Make a Clarinet Out of Paper

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When you are teaching children about different musical instruments, it can be challenging to engage the children by just talking to them. Children often learn more readily when you provide them with a craft to do that is related to musical instruments. For example, you can show the children how to create a clarinet out of different household items and a few basic craft materials, such as paper tubes, colored construction paper and craft glue.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrapping paper tube
  • Pen knife
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Place a wrapping paper tube onto a table top, and arrange the tube so that it is in a horizontal position.

  • Cut a 6-inch slit into the right side of the tube using a pen knife, then cut another 6-inch slit on the same side opposite from the first slit.

  • Flatten the right side at the slits and tape the slits firmly with masking tape. This will hold the right side into the shape of a clarinet top.

  • Cut out 18 holes along the length of the paper tube using a pen knife. Space the holes at least 1 inch apart.

  • Paint the paper clarinet using acrylic paint to suit your particular artistic style, then let the paint dry for 30 minutes.

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