Straw Pan Flute Craft

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Drinking Straw Pan Flute - This is so simple to make & my daughter loved the airy whistle sound from her new instrument

My little girl loves music. She loves to sing & to dance and she loves her musical instruments. Like most kids, she loves anything that she can make noise with.

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We were watching cartoons the other day and one of the characters was playing a pan flute. My husband & I began referencing Zamfir & his famous pan flute music. After the cartoon & the Zamfir conversation, it made me want to make one.

All you will need for this is drinking straws, tape & scissors.

I only had bendy straws, so I started by snipping the bending portion off of all of the straws. Then I trimmed each one so that each straw would be shorter than the next as shown.

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I used a piece of masking tape to bind the straws together tightly.  I wrapped it a couple more times with colored duct tape. Once you have taped it up, it is ready to use.

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My daughter very quickly & curiously approached me. “What do you have, mama?” “Can I see it?” I quickly demonstrated for her how to use it & then let her follow suit.

To make music, blow across the straws without touching your mouth to the straws. Your child might have to try a few times until they figure out the best way. It will make a whistling wind sound. My daughter loved this.

It was so quick & easy to make. It took me about 10 minutes to put cut & put together. She liked it so much that she asked if she could bring it to her next show & tell day at school.

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Drinking Straw Pan Flute - This is so simple to make & my daughter loved the airy whistle sound from her new instrument

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