Straw Flute

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We’re on a musical instrument kick lately, and realized we needed to add some woodwinds (er, plasticwinds) to our collection, which was heavy on percussion! This “flute” won’t really make separate notes, but it is adorable and fun to put together.

Perhaps even better than playing with the final product, Travis loved helping select which color straws we should use. We counted out six, although you could make your flute larger or smaller.

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Next, we snipped the straws into varying lengths, about 1 inch shorter each time. Great scissor practice, before preschool starts tomorrow!

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I arranged the straws in height order and taped them together before handing the instrument over to my little fifer, who soon was tooting away a melody.

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The flute practically begged for an Irish jig to dance along to!

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