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Guitar Day

It's never too early to teach kids about music. As with any instrument, you can teach them there are low notes and high notes, and show them simple rhythms. Learn about guitars by playing with a real guitar (if you have one) or you can make a tissue box guitar. Guitars are a string instrument, and sounds are made by plucking a string. Lower notes are made by the thicker strings, and higher notes are made by the thinner strings that are also wound tighter.

Books & Videos | Tissue Box Guitar Craft | Guitar / Banjo Cake |

Books & Videos

  Baby Einstein Meet the Orchestra Baby Einstein Meet the Orchestra
This is a 40 minute video that introduces a wide variety of orchestral instruments. My kids LOVED this video! If you don't want to watch the whole video, the guitar section starts at 31:40 and lasts until 35:20.

Tissue Box Guitar Craft

Transform an empty tissue box and some rubber bands into a fun guitar for kids. By using different sized rubber bands for the strings, you can create different sounds! Have fun with your very own guitar!
Tissue Box Guitar Craft
What You'll Need:
  • Empty tissue box
  • Rubber bands
  • Markers or stickers to decorate (optional)

How To Make:

1. Decorate the tissue box with markers or stickers.

2. Place rubber bands over the opening of the tissue box for the guitar "strings". You can experiment with making different tones by pressing down on the rubber band near the edge of the box (like on a real guitar).

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Guitar / Banjo Cake

Just in case you need to make a guitar cake ... here's one I made for my son's 2nd birthday. It was actually a banjo, but if you want to make a guitar, you can just shape the circle into more of a snowman shape.
Guitar / Banjo Cake
What You'll Need:
  • Favorite cake recipe (doubled)
  • White frosting
  • Chocolate frosting
  • M&Ms
  • Gel frosting in a tube (blue and red)
  • Large circle cake pan

How To Make:

1. Prepare cake batter.

2. Pour cake batter into large circle cake pan, and the remaining amount either into a rectangular or square pan. Just make sure the levels of the circle pan are close to the level of the square or rectangular pan (so that they meet when you put them together).

3. After the cakes have baked and cooled, place the circle on your cake surface. Then cut the square cake into 2 pieces, or the rectangular cake into 2 or 3 even pieces, and then place them on the cake surface to make the shape of the guitar or banjo.

4. Frost the middle of the circle cake white, and the rest of the cake with chocolate. Decorate the rest of the cake with M&Ms and gel frosting as desired. (see photo for example)

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