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Making a Mini Banjo

Making a Mini Banjo
You may not win a picking contest with this cute little banjo, but the kids will surely have fun making it and playing with it. This is a guide about making a mini banjo.
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August 21, 2016

If you have any loom bands left behind from the recent craze, stuffed at the back of a cupboard somewhere, you can use them for this this mini banjo. It is colourful and easy to make and it doesn't make too much noise.

Supplies:

  • 1 plastic or metal lid
  • 2 wooden sticks
  • 4 loom bands
  • colourful stickers
  • strong glue
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Steps:

  1. Use stickers to join the two sticks side by side. Note, if you can find a wide enough stick you will only need one
  2. Continue decorating the sticks on one end only.
  3. Using a good strong glue, join the sticks to the lid. I used a plastic lid from a tub of instant sauce which is nice and bright and colourful. However a metal lid will hold the tension of the bands better.
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  5. Add a bit more bling to the lid if you like.
  6. If possible, choose bands of different sizes to make different notes. Stretch the bands across the lid.
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  8. And there you have it!
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Comment Was this helpful? 1
August 25, 20160 found this helpful

Superb Idea....

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September 8, 20160 found this helpful

Hey, I bet the kids just love this! It would be a great Church or rainy-day project. Thanks for sharing!

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