Make a Shoe Box Guitar

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This is just one of many ways that you can reuse household items and make neat crafts from them: make this guitar out of an old shoebox for some musical fun, while saving room in the landfill.

shoebox

What You Need:

* Empty shoe box
* 5-6 jumbo rubber bands
* Pen or pencil
* Scissors

What You Do:

1. Start by tracing a circle about three or four inches wide on the lid of the shoe box.
2. Cut out the circle so there is now a hole in the lid of the shoe box.
3. Put the lid back on the box and wrap the rubber bands lengthwise around the box and over the hole.
4. Put the pen or pencil under the rubber bands on one side.
5. Now strum your guitar!

Excerpted From "Help Your Parents Save the Planet" Copyright 2009 by Gregory Rutty. Used by Permission of Workman Publishing Co. Inc., New York All Rights Reserved.

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