Our week of instruments has us making some new instruments to add to our music making materials.
Today we made a Flute of Cain.
I had no idea this is what this instrument was called, nor did I know it was so simple to make!
- 10 straws
Before we made this I set out the materials and we did a little bit of discovery.
First I asked Little Dragon to identify all of the colors.
Then I asked both boys to put the straws in pairs. (This was a new word for Little Dragon).
After they were sorted into pairs Summer Dragon wanted all of the pairs to match so they re-matched them by color.
This was great math practice for both of them!
Using scissors I cut the bottom of the straws at an angle.
Now it was time to play the instrument!
This didn't make a ton of noise, so of course it wasn't a favorite for my kids but they still did a little rocking out. :)