My instrument is called the Boom Boom Stick
or B.B.S for short. I got the idea by liking one
instrument and then liking another. Then I had a
and put them together on a pole.
My instrument is in the percussion family. My
instrument has a long pole, with an oval container
on the end and two square plastic containers with
lids on the opposite sides of the large oval
The materials list for my instrument are: one
sun tea container, one bag of colorful aquarium
rocks, two small plastic containers with lids,
eight screws, duct tape, and a metal pole. I found
the materials at Wal-Mart.
I made my instrument by drilling a hole in
the bottom of the Sun Tea container, and then I
slid I slid the metal pole through the hole. Next,
I put the aquarium rocks in tho Sun Tea container
by lifting the lid. To make sure they stayed in, I
duct taped the lid shut. Then I put the small
containers onto the side of the Sun Tea container.
I did this without putting the lids on. Then I put
their lids on, and drilled holes in the lids
because they make a deeper sound when you strike
them. My Dad took me to Wal-Mart to buy all the
parts, and he helped me with his drill. We had a
few problems, like tike trying to get the stick in
the bottom of the Sun Tea container, and attaching
the small containers to the side.
Click on the picture to hear the
sound of the Boom Boom Stick.
To play the instrument, you strike the small
containers with a long handled spoon, and then
shake the Sun Tea container. You can change the
volume by either shaking hard or soft. The sound
changes by striking the small containers with the
spoon. You can also strike the metal pole on the
ground to shake the rocks.
When I first heard about this project, I
thought creating an instrument would be cool and
fun. Making noise with an instrument is what I
like. While making my instrument, I learned to make
it nice and how to handle it.