This PowerPoint Presentation contains 78 slides will guide you and your students through the creation on a one of a kind up-cycled guitar. Basic household items such as cardboard, bottle tops, screws, paper clips, glue, pencils etc. are all that's needed to create this playable rubber band guitar. This presentation includes slides covering what Up-cycling is (giving old junk a new life), examples of up-cycled crafts, a complete list of needed materials, diagrams for parts of the guitar, various styles of guitars you can print, dozens of step by step pictured directions for a complete understanding of how to make your own and much more. If you're looking for a fun project incorporating music, art, our environment, and individual creativity, than this project is for you.
Slides 1-14: define up-cycling and recycling, and show numerous images depicting how others use everyday household items and junk to create magnificent and useful works.
Slides 15: lists all of the NEEDED materials to accomplish the up-cycled guitar.
Slide 16: lists a number of extra materials (and their purpose) that you may wish to use in addition to the basic needs list.
Slide 17: shows a picture of a completed guitar project with a diagram of all parts and how they were made.
Slides 18 &19: break down the individual parts of both an acoustic and electric guitar. These are important to review for those who are not knowledgeable about the main components of a guitar and how it works.
Slides 20-30 illustrate the countless guitar body and head styles that exist. These can be printed and will provide your student(s) a starting point for what type of guitar they wish to make.
Slides 31-34: take a closer look at various ways to paint and decorate your guitar once you've chose the guitar style.
Slides 35-78: Is the meat of the project as they show in GREAT detail how to start, carry forward, and finish the entire project. 42 images and plenty of clear directions accompanying them, guide you easily through this task. Steps include: planning, tracing, cutting, gluing, drilling, painting, arching strings, and other embellishments.
I hope you'll enjoy this fun project as much as I do. I've done this with my students and with my own children (pictured in the presentation), and there are plenty of smiles through the journey and especially when they start strumming. Enjoy!
Bo (The Art Guru)