Make music in your garden with a homemade instrument by building your own xylophone using jars and rocks!
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either at home or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a musical and crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a sensory activity that promotes wellbeing and learning, helping people their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch and sound while supporting independent choice and creativity.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Jam jars of different sizes
- Two spoons or sticks
- Stones – or anything else you can find in the garden!
- Try filling the jars with different combinations and amounts to create different sounds
- Using spoons will make a different noise to sticks – experiment with using different quantities