Make music from junk

Includes: Indoors, Arts and crafts, Performing arts

Activity time:
30 mins


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A symphony from anything!

Who needs 'proper' instruments to make sweet music?


  1. Challenge the girls to make their own musical instruments from the items provided.
  2. Once the instruments have been created, divide the girls into smaller groups.
  3. Challenge each group to play a well-known song for the others to guess.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

With arts and crafts activities, watch girls at all times to make sure they are using scissors, glue and other items safely.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed