In case you’re parent to a future rock star you don‘t really need to spend hundreds of dollars to get you lid interested in music. You can find stuff in your household that can help you assemble a custom guitar that can engage you kid in exploring the realms of music. We look at one such way in which you can build such a guitar for your young one.
Get a cardboard box
The central part of your guitar will be a cardboard box that can be anything from a cereal box to a tissue box. Close the open end of the box with a piece of cardboard and gluing it along the edges. Since, a cereal box cover may not be interesting you can color the box with paint. Apply layers of paint as per your needs and can also give a label of your own to give it an identity. Let the glue and the paint dry completely. Once it is done cut an oval shaped piece from one side of the box, which ideally should be 8-inches long and 3-inches wide.
Get the neck in
The center stage of your homemade guitar is ready but what about its neck? You can use any sort of cardboard tube at home to extend the body of guitar most common of which is a cardboard paper towel roll. Cut the top of the tube to appropriate size and make six different cuts at the top to hold the rubber bands that would serve as the strings of your toddler’s guitar. Make a cut on the other side of the box and insert the tube. Use a duct tape to keep the tube in place. Make sure this setup is sturdy enough or your guitar may not last very long.
Attach the strings
Your setup is almost ready and all you need now is a set of rubber bands that you need to attach from the top of the tube to the bottom of your cereal box. You can tape these rubber bands at the top of the cardboard tube to ensure they don’t move from their place. Ensure that they are placed along the hollow oval you carved at the center of the box. You can also use rubber bands of different thickness to get variety of sounds. Make sure you place the thickest one in the center.
It isn’t that difficult or is it? It will take you just few minutes to assemble this basic guitar and you can hum along with your kid once he starts playing.