DIY – Glass Harp
Updated: Dec 29, 2021
Find out how to create musical notes by using recycled glasses.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old
Estimated Time: < 15 mins
8 glasses of the same height and size (jam jars, coke glass bottles etc.)
Spoon (wooden or metal)
Food colouring (optional)
Arrange the 8 glasses/ jars/ bottles in one row.
Pour water inside the jars in this order: start with a small amount of water, then gradually increasing the amount as you reach towards the opposite end.
Have the spoon ready and teach the child to hit the jar with control. Hit each jar from one end to the other. Ask the child to have a freehand on the melody that he/she wants to play.
Note: Play using these jars/bottles that represent whole notes (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do). Your can also introduce playing structured musical pieces such as a Birthday Song or Do-Re-Mi song from Sound of Music.