The Old Schoolhouse® Product & Curriculum Reviews

With so many products available we often need a little help in making our curriculum choices. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine family understands because we are in the same boat! Do you need more information on a product before you buy? With over 5,500 products listed in 52 easy-to-use categories, much of the information you need to know is only a click away! Let our reviewer-families help yours.
Do you want to get the word out about your product or service to the homeschool community? Email Jenny Higgins and share a little about what you´d like showcased, and we can help with that!

Making and Playing Homemade Instruments Review by Lisa Barthuly

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Homespun Video
PO Box 340
Woodstock, NY 12498

Geared toward ages 5-10, Making and Playing Homemade Instruments is a 60-minute DVD that instructs children in how to create their very own homemade instruments!

This DVD is really fun for the whole family to get involved in! It combines arts, crafts, music, and fun as you work on homemade instruments, such as a Bleach Bottle Banjo, Tin Can Maracas, Spoons, Oatmeal Box Conga Drums, Bottle Cap Castanets, Washtub Bass, and many others.

This is an engaging, folksy DVD that encourages children to use their imaginations. It will help develop manual dexterity, teach proper tool usage, and more! Children love to do artsty-craftsy projects, and making musical instruments was a big hit here in our family. This would be great for a church camp, a homeschool group, a VBS activity, or just rainy day fun around the house. Thumbs up!

Product review by Lisa Barthuly, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, June 2007