Making a Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica

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February 24, 2017

Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - finished harmonicaJust 2 sticks and a bit of plastic makes this fun toy. It's not the most tuneful of musical instruments. In fact it only plays one squeaky little note, but for youngish children it's a lot of fun.



  • 3 wooden lolly/Popsicle sticks
  • 2 small hair elastics or loom bands
  • small piece of cellophane
  • scissors
  • Optional sticky backed decorations
Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - supplies


  1. Snip a little off the end of one of the sticks.
  2. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - snip the end of one of the sticks
  3. It will probably splinter into smaller pieces, but that's OK.
  4. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - splintered piece
  5. Take a small piece of cellophane packaging and cut it to fit the length of a stick.
  6. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - cut piece of cellophane packaging to fit length of sticks
  7. Lay it on top of one of the sticks.
  8. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - lay cellophane on one of the sticks

  9. Place a piece of the splintered wood on top of the cellophane at each end.
  10. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - place a piece of the splintered stick tip on each end of the stick on top of cellophane
  11. Lay the last wooden stick on top.
  12. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - lay other stick on top
    Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - stacked sticks
  13. Secure each end with an elastic band.
  14. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - secure each end with an elastic band
  15. Decorate with sticky back jewels if you like.
  16. Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica - decorate with sticky back jewels if desired
  17. Put it to your mouth and blow through the gap between the sticks. The cellophane will vibrate and make a noise
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