The Weirdstrument

by Nick D.

The name of my instrument is the Weirdstrument. My instrument belongs to the percussion, strings, and woodwind family. I used a cardboard tube, two metal cans, four rubber bands, a small box, one small tube,two bottles, and some lentils.

First, I got a 2 1/2 ft. cylindrical piece of cardboard. Next , I made a guitar out of rubber bands, a small box and a small tube. Then, I taped two metal cans to the tube. Finally, I took two bottles from the recycling bin and put some lentils in one of the bottles and taped both of them to the tube.

I made my instrument by myself. I play my instrument by striking the cans, blowing on the bottle, playing the guitar and shaking the maracas.