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Show and Tell Musical Horns

What can you do with cardboard tubes? Make a toy trumpet.


Using cardboard tubes from paper towel or toilet paper rolls, draw or paste "buttons" to make pretend "finger stops." You could make your horn shiny by covering it with aluminum foil. then put on the "buttons." Can you make happy music or sad music? Angry music? Lonely music? Can you hum a familiar tune through it?

Musical Horns
Parent TipsFind a new use for an empty paper towel tube, and you're encouraging recycling. Making a toy trumpet also lets your child put his or her unique creative mark on something -- as well as find a constructive way to express feelings.
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