I chose the
flower pot bells because I wanted to hear the
different sounds that they make when you tap
them. My mom and Dad helped me make them. My Mom
and I bought the 3 flower pots, the paint and
the dowel at JoAnn Fabrics. The rest of the
materials we had at home.
I painted the
flower pots silver. I used the colors green,
purple and red to sponge paint them.
My Dad and I used a
piece of dowel to make the wooden tapper. I used
a measuring tape to meaure 12 and 3/4 inches.
Then my dad cut the dowel with a saw. The 2 inch
wooden end on the tapper is cut from an old
broom stick. I then painted it lavender. My Mom
used a hot glue gun to attach it to the
hanger is made from another part of the broom
stick. I measured 20 inches and marked it, then
my Dad cut it with a saw. I painted it red,
purple and green. My Mom and I used shoe laces
to hang the flower pots on the wooden
The sound is
produced by tapping the flower pots with the
tapper. The dynamics can change by how hard or
soft you tap each one. The pitch is determined
by the thickness and size of each bell The
smaller the bell, the higher the note. The
bigger the bell, the lower the note. The timbre
ofthe large bell is sweet, the medium bell is
golden and the small bell is twinkly.
come in many colors and sizes. We
hear bells ring at church, weddings
and at Christmas time.