Subject: Music – Make Your Own Xylophone
Recommended Time: 30 minutes

Supplies Needed:

  • 8 similarly shaped dinner glasses or glass bottles
  • Metal spoon
  • Water
  • A towel (just in case)


During this activity, be on the lookout for opportunities to develop the habits of listening carefully and noticing details. Fifth- through eighth-grade students will be able to complete this project independently; students in younger grades will need parental help.

We will learn where the whole and half steps are placed in the major scale. This chart is a helpful visual:

Watch the video lesson to learn how to make your own xylophone.

Did you try this with your family? What songs were you able to play?