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Paper Plate Guitar

Young artists read about children making music with homemade instruments and then make their own playable four string guitar!

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Paper Plate Guitar
Jimmy James Greene, Rural Blues Artist

Story: Amazing Me! Music!, written and illustrated by Carol Thompson (Child’s Play International, Ltd.; 2017)

Artwork: Jimmy James Greene (American), Rural Blues, 1987, screenprint in colors on paper, edition 2/100. Gift of the Johnson Energy Company, 1987.254

 

Supplies Needed
1) two: 6” paper plates (heavyweight)
2) two: popscicle sticks
3) four: thin rubber bands
4) four: beads
5) white acrylic paint
6) paintbrush
7) scissors
8) paper towel cardboard
9) stapler*
10) Elmer’s glue
11) markers or crayons
12) optional: stickers
*No stapler? Use glue instead and allow to dry before moving to next steps.

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