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Make Music with Rubber Bands

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

One of the most common roles children love to emulate is that of a cowboy. A boy walking around the house with boots on his feet, a cowboy hat on his head and a gun holster around his waist is a common scene in American households. However, one item that is often missing is a banjo. What’s a cowboy without his banjo?

Thanks to rubber bands, you can equip your cowboy (or cowgirl) to play the part to the fullest. All you need is an empty tissue box, the cardboard tube from an empty towel roll and three rubber bands.

Simply follow this three-step process:

  1. Cut a hole into the side of the tissue box.
  2. Stick the cardboard tube in the side of the box.
  3. Wrap the rubber bands around the tissue box opening.
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Your little cowboy can now put on his boots, hat and gun holster and sing songs like “Oh My Darling, Clementine” around a pretend campfire.

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