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NOW... Make an Instrument

Is your recycling bin currently overflowing? Is your house too quiet? Would you like to have an orchestra in your living room? If you answered YES, then here is your chance to merge music with arts and crafts and help us to create an orchestra from recyclable objects.

NOW... Make an Instrument


Every week, we will post instructions on our website and on our social media to help you create a musical instrument from items around your home… it is going to be some fun for everyone!
BBC NOW musicians will be sharing their own creations across our social media and we would love to see what you made too – all ages are welcome to take part.
Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing your creations across our social media and we hope to develop the project further by working alongside an artist and even creating musical instruments from vegetables - watch this space!

Download the ‘how to make’ guide HERE to create your instruments. We will be adding a new guides every week.

Or, watch our video series as BBC NOW violinist Gwenllian Hâf MacDonald shows you how to create your own musical instruments out of recycled materials. Soon you’ll have your very own orchestra in your living room!

Then you can either:

1: Tag us on social media:
Twitter: @BBCNOW
Facebook: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Instagram: @_bbcnow

2: Or contact us with your pictures and tell us from which area you are from.
Also, let us know how you felt when creating your instrument!
Send your message to: