8 Materials Needed:

Jumbo Natural Craft Sticks, Food Coloring, Rubber Bands, Cardstock, Toothpicks, Cups, Spoons, Scissors

About this Project

Full STEAM ahead! This colorful harmonica is the perfect hands-on activity to get your mini makers using elements from STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Talk about the properties of sound, then make your own music. Create the simple design using jumbo craft sticks, food coloring and rubber bands.

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  • 1
    Fill cup with 4 tablespoons of water. Add 2-4 drops of food coloring. Place craft sticks into cup. Let sit for a few hours until color has risen half way up stick.
  • 2
    Flip craft sticks into another cup of color and let sit until remainder of stick is colored. Take craft sticks out of water and let dry.
  • 3
    Once sticks are dry, trace craft sticks onto a piece of cardstock and cut out. Place cardstock between two craft sticks like a sandwich. Wrap a rubber band around one end, then slide a toothpick to the inside of the rubber band. Place another toothpick onto the other end. Wrap rubber band around the other side of the craft sticks. Trim toothpicks to width of craft sticks.