Making sounds at home workshop

Learn how to make fun sounds and interesting noises by using a cardboard box of simple household items in this inclusive, sensory activity. Either join in or listen along!

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a workshop 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 workshop that supports wellbeing and relaxation and helps people learn by engaging with nature and using their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch and sound.

How to take part

Watch the video below.

What happens in the video?

Step 1

Grab a cardboard fruit and veg box, a wooden spoon, some pencils, an elastic band and a 2p coin.

Step 2

Lay your head on the box and listen to how it sounds when you’re doing anything at all, for 10 seconds. Then, see how it sounds humming.

Step 3

Following along with the video, see how many unusual sounds you can make with the box by using the extra materials you gathered – how does it sound when you scribble on it with a pencil or spin a coin on it?

This activity was created by the artist Tom Peel