My job is crazy busy, with 42 classes a week, 2 days of early morning choir, bus duty once a week, plus lesson planning at night. so the thought of going to an all day workshop is not very enticing. When I go, I am usually glad I went and this “Make it, Take It” workshop was no exception.
Last Saturday, we had a Kodaly Chapter “make it take it”. It was so fun to talk to adults for once, catch up with my local music teacher friends, and make some really great things to use with my students.
The first item I made was rhythm cubes. I first saw something like this recently on Amy Abbott’s blog from a few years ago. She has a really cute post with rhythm cubes made out of tissue boxes covered with paper. I have been collecting boxes ever since I saw that. See the post HERE.
I was delighted to see that we were going to make little rhythm cubes. They were so easy to make and were pretty inexpensive. I am still working on getting more sets of those tissue box cubes of Amy’s though.
Amazon.com has a bucket of 102 multicolored foam cubes for about $18 if you have Prime (no shipping). You can make 6 sets for individual, group, or center use.
- A heavy cardboard cone
These are sold around Christmas at craft stores, but you can still get them online. Get
- colored cotton fabric for the cone.
- Spray on glue for putting the fabric on the cone.
- Linen fabric for the dress of the puppet
- A wooden dowel for the puppet stick
- A wooden ball for the head- 1.5″ for the bottom and 5″ for the head
- Hot glue gun
- Thread and needle for sewing the dress
- Buttons for putting on the front of the dress
- Embroidery thread for the hair
- Sharpie marker for making the face