Kiki's Kickin' Guitar

Kiki's Kickin' Guitar

Get ready to start strumming with Kiki and The Fresh Beat Band when you and your kids make this play guitar out of reused household items.

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Kiki's Kickin' Guitar

Craft Features

More for Parents
This craft is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Make Music with Us
Music skills include: singing or playing instruments, dancing and moving, appreciating different styles of music, and understanding concepts like rhythm and dynamics.
Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • Kiki's Guitar Printables
  • Scissors
  • Empty cereal box or other scrap cardboard roll
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Empty paper towel roll
  • Thumbtack or safety pin
  • 3 thin rubber bands (any color)
  • Paper clip or pencil (optional)
Tip: As you gather the materials with your child, it's a great opportunity to discuss creative recycling and the way you will reuse these items to create a brand-new toy.

Directions

  1. Step 1: Prepare the Printables

    Print the Kiki Guitar Templates (in color for best results). Cut out the guitar body (page 1), guitar neck (page 2), and the guitar top (page 3).

  2. Step 2: Create a Cardboard Backing

    Set aside the guitar neck. Use scissors to cut apart the cereal box to create one large piece of cardboard. Glue the guitar body and the guitar top onto the cardboard using a glue stick. Then cut out the shapes again. The guitar body and guitar top now have a sturdy cardboard backing.

  3. Step 3: Create the Neck of the Guitar

    Wrap the guitar neck printable around the empty paper towel roll and secure with tape. You may need to trim your paper towel roll so it is completely covered by the guitar neck printable.

  4. Step 4: Add the Strings

    On the guitar body, use a thumbtack or safety pin to poke holes into each of the six blue dots on either end of the string lines. Wiggle the thumbtack or safety pin around as you poke the hole to make sure it is wide enough to accept a rubber band. <br /><br /> Cut the rubber bands and use a paper clip or a pencil tip to push each end through the string holes. Tie knots in the back to secure them in place.

  5. Step 5: Attach the Guitar Neck to the Guitar Body

    Cut two slits in the top of the guitar body alongside the brown-and-white striped section. These slits should extend down about 1 1/2 inches. Now cut corresponding 1 1/2-inch slits on either side of the paper towel roll. <br /><br /> Slide the paper towel roll down onto the guitar body, aligning the slits. Continue sliding them together until the paper towel roll is secured to the guitar body.

  6. Step 6: Attach the Guitar Top to the Guitar Neck

    Apply glue stick along the bottom of the guitar head and affix to the top of the paper towel roll. Allow the glue to dry.

  7. Step 7: Rock & Roll

    Get the guitar in the hands of your preschool performer and let the rock concert begin!

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