Cardboard Tube Kazoo

Here comes the marching band! Use items around the house to make a kazoo.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Decorate your paper towel tube with markers, crayons, or stickers.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Cover one end of the tube with wax paper. Pull tight and secure with a rubber band. Using a pen or pencil, poke a small hole in the wax paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Poke a small hole in the middle of the tube with a pen or pencil.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Let the music begin! Experiment with what makes the best sound. Cover the hole in the middle with your finger or cover the end for a different sound. For the most authentic kazoo sound, HUM INTO THE END WITHOUT THE WAX PAPER and keep the wax paper at the bottom end!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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