Pull the string may need to raise the height of the bridge with additional sticks if all the notes front. joined. will hold the bobby pin on the eye screw. each other at the nut (the last mark at the top end). the back. glue A piece of masking tape You will need 18 of them. 8) When the frets have dried, hammer a U shaped nail on the back at the Banjo (Just push it right through the masking tape.) Drum ribbon or string (the strap). Screw the eye screw 3 or 4 turns into the top end of the 9" cardboard circle fretboard. Stick the end again through the eye screw. 11) Tie a ribbon or string at each end for a strap. 10) Glue sound chamber (cardboard circle and plate) to the back of the 1 eye screw 7) Use masking tape to cover the edge where the plate and circle are Figure out the basic materials you will need. Contact Info, Materials The Thumb Piano Colorful paper plates, a paint stir stick and rubber bands make up this fun banjo that kids will love strumming on. Lessons Elizabeth Cotten following intervals: 5) Glue a fret at each place you marked. Steps 1. Glue three frets on top of Bass 3) … eye screw from the 9) Thread the end of your #11 guitar string under the U shaped nail on A few taps with a hammer on the screw will get it started. tape measure or ruler bobby pin will give you some leverage for turning. bottom end of the fretboard  leaving enough room to thread a string #11 guitar string Turn the snugly across the fretboard and wind it clockwise about four or five times Since you need to be able to scribe a pretty neat circle, you may... 3. scissors Get the instructions for ––> Paper Plate Banjo Filed Under: Paper crafts , Paper plate crafts , Recycled crafts , School Age Crafts & Activities for Kids Tagged With: banjo , beads , Guitar Crafts for Kids , instrument , music , paint stick , Paper Plate Crafts , rubber band Stick the loose end of the string through the 6) Color the cardboard circle that is glued to the plate. frets. do not play or if there is too much buzzing. Decide how large you are going to make your banjo. You plate. Pass it 9" heavy paper plate 3) Cut wooden coffee stirrers into 1" lengths. Mountain Dulcimer Dulcimer Filed Under: Paper crafts, Paper plate crafts, Recycled crafts, School Age Crafts & Activities for Kids Tagged With: banjo, beads, Guitar Crafts for Kids, instrument, music, paint stick, Paper Plate Crafts, rubber band, Copyright 2016 Amanda Formaro and Fun Family Crafts, Visit all of my sites: AmandaFormaro.com | Amanda's Cookin' | Crafts by Amanda. Rainstick under the string. Glue five frets on top of each other at the Clogging eye screw clockwise to tighten the string to a good pitch for singing. front. 2) Sand the fretboard to keep from getting splinters. sand paper tape measure or ruler masking tape scissors glue hammer crayons, markers or paint ribbon or string (the strap) Instructions. 2) Sand the fretboard to keep from getting splinters. crayons, markers or paint The one in the photographs uses 3⁄4 inch (1.9 cm) scrap plywood, 1⁄8... 2. wooden coffee stirrers (the frets) fretboard and secure with thumbtacks. 1) Glue a 9 inch cardboard circle to the top of a 9 inch heavy paper Photos 1) Glue a 9 inch cardboard circle to the top of a 9 inch heavy paper plate. Pull the string around the bottom and across the frets on the 1 U shaped nail around the eye screw. bridge (the last mark at the bottom end). Banjo Song Sheets These are the 4) Mark the fretboard with a pencil at the hammer under it. 2 thumbtacks sand paper Colorful paper plates, a paint stir stick and rubber bands make up this fun banjo that kids will love strumming on. Dancing Lumberjack 1" x 1/2" x 32" board (the fretboard) masking tape Resources A library of free craft ideas from toddler to teenager.