Earth Day 2018 has a great theme – End Plastic Waste! But what if you already have plastic items in your recycling bin? Here are 5 multicultural music projects that repurpose plastic into creative musical instruments, including some of the worst plastic waste offenders – plastic water bottles and straws.
Projects in this zip file include:
Guiro - A Latin American percussion instrument that makes noise by scraping down the sides of any container that has ridges. Very easy to play and makes use of any disposable water bottle with ridges.
Bullroarer - Often associated with Australian Aboriginal culture, bullroarers can actually be found in various cultures around the globe including several Native American traditions. This craft turns disposable water bottles of any size into the oddly whizzing and wonderful whirring instruments found throughout the world
Zampoñas- Panpipes are traditionally made from lengths of hollow bamboo, but this craft shows you how to recycle straws of various sizes and lengths to create panpipes like those found in South America or Asia.
Straw Kaleidoscope Quiet Rattle - Two of the worst “plastic waste” offenders are disposable straws and this craft uses both to create a colorful quiet rattle, very much like a Native American gourd rattle.
Maracas – This craft uses small water bottles and turns them into realistic-sounding maracas. Playing tips for maracas included as well.
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