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Mini Harp

by Nicole F.

This project was fun and I got a good instrument out of it. I liked to hit the nails into the binder. I learned that nails can hurt a lot if you hit yourself, that tuning is really hard, and that a harp is hard to make with a half swollen thumb or with out a swollen thumb.

In my instrument I used wood, nails, paint, album, metal tubing, guitar string, and broken Lincoln Logs. I found the wood in the basement because we had some wood down there. I had nails in my drawer, paint in the living room because my mom paints. An album on the shelf, metal tubing in the basement, guitar string at a music store, and my old toy Lincoln Logs in the basement.

I made it by nailing in string and wood on the binder. I bent the metal tubing with players, and lined the string up with the tubing. I cut a hole in the middle of my binder. My mom helped cut the wood and buy the supplies, she helped cut the binder, and started the nails for me. I nailed all the nails, I helped tune the string, and I screwed in the tuners. I nailed the wood in place. I glued on metal tubing and Lincoln Logs.

You can pluck my instrument or just sway your fingers a cross it. To change the pitch you can use tuners or you can play the shortest or the longest string.

This project was fun and I got a good instrument out of it. I liked to hit the nails into the binder. I learned that nails can hurt a lot if you hit yourself, that tuning is really hard, and that a harp is hard to make with a half swollen thumb or with out a swollen thumb.