by Britten and Anna
The name of our instrument is Washer Chimes. We got the idea from wind chimes. It is a percussion
instrument. Our instrument has a high pitched sound. It looks like
round small circular chime type things.
We used three different
materials to make the instrument. We found the materials in Britten’s
garage. To make the instrument we used different sized washers, some
kite string and a white porch bar.
What we did to make
our instrument was tie four to six washers to a piece of string and tie
it to the porch bar. Britten’s dad helped us tie some washers to the
string. We made almost the entire instrument by ourselves.
We had problems from when we tied the
washers to the string. It was too far or too close or it just
would not stay. So we had to try again until it was better.
The way we play it is by
hitting it with a stick or shaking it. We can’t change the volume of
We think our instrument is
very cool. We liked it when we found the parts for the instrument. We
learned that tying washers to string is very hard.