Childs Play Music shares this article on creating musical instruments with scrap metal. How perfect would these be for yard play? Not only do they resemble up-cycled or reclaimed art they are practical and imaginative. I don’t think I would install one too close to my back door as I have an intolerance to loud noises but if your child can bang out a tune then you have it made.

Inspired by the book “Musical Instrument Design” (See Sharp Press; 1996, US$18.95).

By Shellie Wilson


2 Comments so far

  1. Alec, From Child's Play Music on July 10, 2013 4:12 am

    Thanks for sharing my blog post with your readers. I thought you might like to know that the 2nd blog post in the series is up – it’s how to build a strong, safe and very easy-to-build PVC frame (the same frame as in the right hand image in your post). http://childsplaymusic.com.au/2013/07/10/building-a-pvc-frame-for-scrap-metal-musical-instruments/

  2. Shellie Wilson on July 10, 2013 3:32 pm

    Thanks Alec, You can come and build one in my backyard anytime. They are fantastic! Very inspiring.

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