My instrument is the
"Buttercup Banjo". This is how I made it (with some help
from my Dad and brother.). First I went into my barn and
got a piece of wood for the neck of my banjo. Then I
measured and marked the wood with a pencil for my big
brother to cut.
After my brother cut
the wood I got an empty butter dish. My Dad used a
razor knfe to cut two slots that I measured (one on
each side of the butter dish.)
I sanded the wood for the
neck. Then I painted the butter dish and neck and put
some designs on it with glitter-glue gel. After the paint
and glitter-glue gel dried I pushed the board through the
slots in the butter dish.
I put two nails in
each end of the banjo and two in the other. Then I
tied some fishing line to the nails on both ends for
Sound is produced when
someone strums it. You can strum or pluck it with your
finger, thumb, or a pick. I think a pick is the easiest
to use. I think this because my fingers get caught
between the strings.