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Make It Yourself Kazoo and Play Along Song

Learn to make your own kazoo at home and then join one of our music therapists in a play along song! Videos at the bottom of the page.

Let's make a kazoo! Kazoos are a fun wind instrument that anyone who can hum can play! Playing a kazoo is a great way to build oral motor skills and learn beginning rhythm skills. Follow the step-by-step directions below or watch our video instructions. Then, join Abigail Loyd, MT-BC for a play along, kazoo song!


1. Toilet paper tube

2. Construction paper or wrapping paper (for decoration of tube)

3. Scissors

4. Tissue paper

5. A rubber band

6. Tape

7. A hole punch or a sharp pencil

Step-by-step kazoo directions:

1. Cut construction paper to fit snuggly around the toilet paper tube

2. Tape the paper to the outside of the toilet paper tube

3. Cover one end of the toilet paper tube with a square piece of tissue paper

4. Secure the tissue paper to the end of the tube by wrapping the rubber band around the tissue paper and toilet paper tube until secure

5. Use the hole punch or a sharp pencil to puncture a hole through one side the paper and cardboard tube (Do NOT punch a whole through both sides of tube)

To play the kazoo:

Make an "oo" shape with your lips and hum against the open end of the toilet paper tube! Try different ways until it buzzes! You might need to hum higher, lower, louder, or softer. Keep trying until it works!

Join Abigail with your new kazoo and play along! Work on numerical skills, impulse control, and oral motor skills while having fun!

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