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Making and Playing Homemade Instruments Review by Lisa Barthuly

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

Making and Playing Homemade Instruments is a 60-minute DVD geared toward children 5-10 years of age. It instructs them in creating their very own homemade instruments!

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

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

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