Our recent (online) trip to Australia got DH to talking about his year in Sydney. The word didgeridoo had them both giggling, so I found an image online to explain what one was. Then we were required to demonstrate the sound it made. Quite frankly the easiest thing to do was to make a didgeridoo from an old toilet roll tube.
- cardboard tube
- cotton buds/Q-tips
- elastic band
- grease-proof paper
Decorate your didgeridoo using the q-tips dipped in paint. LBG started off like this then used the now-paint-sodden Q-tip to draw shapes and letters.
Finally, I showed the children how to blow and hum into the top of the tube to make the didgeridoo sound. Growing up seeing Rolf Harris on television clearly paid off, because it sounded quite good.
Oh, and we also used the same technique to make other art too: Q-tips are such fun to paint with.
*my dad used to wrap greaseproof paper around a comb to make an instrument. The paper has the same effect here: it creates a sort-of buzzy sound. No doubt there is a technical term for this to do with the vibrations of the paper, but trust me, it makes a difference.