Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones

Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones

Postby Scott French » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:57 pm

I guess this fits in percussion? I figured I would share in case anyone wants to make something similar for their young kids using scraps. My son is three months and he got his first instrument for Christmas this year.

The center is boire that's been hollowed out with a large forstner bit. One side is wenge, the other is eucalyptus. I used the shot from an egg shaker for the rattle part. Works pretty well and easy to hold onto for little hands. So far he is uninterested but I have high hopes!

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Re: Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones

Postby Charlie Schultz » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:03 pm

Hi Scott and welcome! Nice work- start them early, eh?
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Re: Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones

Postby Scott French » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:10 pm

Thanks, Charlie! Yes, indeed, early and often for music introductions. I play my dulcimer for him every night when I get home from work too. I had to make something as my wife has already knit him a bunch of stuff. I'll catch up when we get into the guitar age!
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Re: Guitar Shaped Rattle for Little Ones

Postby Veronica Merryfield » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:44 am

Drums come before guitars, Scott :)
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