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Can You Turn A Jug Into An Instrument?


Can you turn a jug into an instrument? Our STEAM Challenge is a great way to invite students to practice researching and using their imagination, in a way that will get them excited to want to play music!


For this challenge, students will use a jug or plastic bottle to create an instrument!


Are you up for the challenge? What type of instrument can you create, and/or how many can you create?


What you need:

  • Any type of plastic bottles

  • Scissors

Possible items to use:

  • String

  • Buttons

  • Beans 

  • Tape

  • Glue


What you need to do…

  • Students will plan out what instrument they want to create

  • Use scissors and other materials to create the instrument 

  • Enjoy making music


Examples of some fun musical instruments:


Don't have these materials handy at home? Don't worry, you can still participate in having fun with musical instruments by trying one of the following activities:

We would love to see you try this STEM Challenge. Share your results with us through social media!


Happy Making,

Maker Maven

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