Make Guitar at Home


Hello parents! Hope you are doing great and keeping up with your kids in these strike-days. If you are not, then follow our weekly at-home activities, articles to keep them busy in a creative and productive way. Without further ado, here is another project idea that you and your kid will both enjoy doing at home.

You will need:

  • Scissor
  • Knife
  • Rubber bands
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Wrapping paper
  • Shoebox
  • Paper towel/ kitchen tissue tube


The best part of doing this project is, you will have all the items lying around in your home. So let’s do it!

  1. At first, remove the lid from the shoebox. Then cover the box, lid and paper-towel tube with any colour paper/wrapping paper of your choice.

  2. Lay the tube on a table, positioning one end on the short side (top or bottom end) of the box and centring it along the bottom edge. Trace a circle around the tube and draw four lines bisecting that circle.

  3. Cut along the lines using a knife, slide the tube through the bisected hole until it hits the other end of the box, and secure it with tape.

  4. Cut an oval in the centre of the lid and put it on top of the box. Take six rubber bands and stretch them around the box.

  5. Slide two cardboard tubes/two pieces of wood (decorated with tape or paper if desired) under the rubber bands above and below the oval. Glue to secure. This will allow the “strings” to twang.

And, your guitar is ready!

Pick away with the bread bag tag.

Maybe it will not sound like the real guitars, but still, it’s a homemade guitar!