I used to LOVE pop up toys like this as…
Here are some BEAUTIFUL musical instruments. To me they look shop bought! It always amazed me, how you can make simple things so easily and so prettily, with just a few little hints and tricks… rainbow coloured elastic bands, suddenly make your homemade string instrument beautiful.. a dash of colour here and there and you no longer have a “piece of wood”, but a homemade musical instrument that you can follow the beat with. Simple ideas, beautifully executed!
You can get a set of differently sized embroidery hoops here (US readers) or a set for UK readers here. Then explore the different sounds the differnt hoops make. Lots of fun, craft, science AND music in one activity. Brilliant.
Check out Hello Bee for full details on how to make these wonderful musical instruments yourself!