How to Make a Model of a Piano

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Make a model of a piano with construction paper and cardboard.
Make a model of a piano with construction paper and cardboard. (Image: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

The piano is a beautiful instrument to look at and listen too. Pianos come in different sizes and shapes, from grand concert pianos to small upright ones. With some craft supplies and cardboard, you can make a model of a piano. Create this model to give as gift to a piano player or to display on a table or desk at home.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • White paper
  • Black marker
  • 4-inch by 6-inch black gift box with lid
  • Tape
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue
  • White craft paint
  • 1/4-inch black packing foam

Cut an 8-inch long strip of white paper. Draw a musical staff and notes across the strip lengthwise.

Trace the lid of a small gift box onto a sheet of black construction paper. Cut the tracing out. Draw a 1 by 1 1/2-inch square hole that is 1-inch from the top of the paper. Cut the hole out of the paper.

Tape each end of the white strip of paper onto the black construction paper so that that musical notation can be seen through the square hole. Turn the constructions paper over to show the front.

Glue the back of the construction paper to the small cardboard lid of the gift box. Trim a 1 by 6-inch width section off of the lid. Position the strip beneath the musical notation window and glue it to the lid. This is the keyboard for the piano. Use white craft paint to draw in the keys.

Cute two 2-inch pieces of black foam and glue them to each side of the cardboard keyboard. This is the legs of the upright piano.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make the piano stool out of extra black foam and cardboard.

References

  • "Cool Cardboard Instruments to Make and Play"; Dennis Waring; 2000
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