Say, "Kazoontite!" and cough up a little fun
- Toilet paper roll:Doesn't it seem like the TP roll is always out?
- Waxed paper
- Rubber band
- Markers, stickers, faux jewels, glitter, tempera paint and construction and wrapping paper
- White glue
- Help your child cut a piece of waxed paper into a square about two inches larger than the opening of a toilet paper roll.
- Cover one end of the toilet paper roll with the wax paper and secure it with a rubber band.
- Let your kid decorate her kazoo with construction or wrapping paper, and bedeck it with stickers, paint, faux jewels and glitter. (No one wants to look like they are blowing into a roll of TP!)
- When she's finished her kazoo, have her toot into it to make it "sing." Once she gets the hang of it, it's lot cuter than the other tooting sound she's prone to making!
- The kazoo was invented by an African-American named Alabama Vest in the 19th century in Macon, Georgia. He based his instrument on ancient African ceremonial instruments.
- Want to make more musical instruments? Nick Jr. has enough musical instrument instructions for a home-grown band.
Thanks to Karen Baicker!