Rock out with your child by making a cardboard guitar together. It’ll give your child a chance to play their own musical instrument, and they’ll love to twang it along to the radio.

What you need

A cardboard box

Safety scissors




Develops hand eye coordination and movement skills

Develops sense of rhythm and vocabulary

Builds confidence and self-esteem

How long will it take?

1 hr

What to do

  1. Cut out a hole in the centre of the box. Then stick the string over the hole as shown in the picture – it’s an instant guitar.

    child with cardboard box
  2. Put the radio on and show your child how to strum along with the music – one day they might be playing the SECC!

    girl with cardboard guitar