How to Make a Homemade Guitar With a Shoe Box

Use these simple instructions to build a homemade guitar with a shoe box and rubber bands during craft time with your kids.

How to Make a Homemade Guitar With a Shoe Box
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Overview
Making a shoebox guitar is a fun and easy activity to do with children. It is a great way to re-purpose a shoebox and use some of the spare elastics you have around the house. It is an easy enough activity that children can do it by themselves as long as they have supervision when using the scissors.
Step 1
Trace a circle about three or four inches wide on the lid of the shoebox. You can trace a can or a container lid if you would like a guide.
Step 2
Cut out the circle from the lid of the shoebox using your scissors. There should be a circular hole in the lid now.
Step 3
Put the lid back on the shoebox. Put the rubber bands around the box lengthwise and spaced evenly apart.
Step 4
Slide your pen or pencil under all the elastic bands at one end of the box, making sure it is next to the hole you cut in the lid, but not over it.
Step 5
Strum your guitar!
skill
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ingredient
A shoebox

Five or six large rubber bands

A pen or a pencil

Scissors

ingredients
A shoebox
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Five or six large rubber bands
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A pen or a pencil
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Scissors
tip
Decorate your guitar however you want.

Make up your own songs or play some of your favorites.

Use rubber bands of different widths for different sounds.

Attach a handle to your shoebox guitar to make it look more realistic.

tips
Decorate your guitar however you want.
tips
Make up your own songs or play some of your favorites.
tips
Use rubber bands of different widths for different sounds.
tips
Attach a handle to your shoebox guitar to make it look more realistic.
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