Homemade Harmonicas (for you!)

The first thing I did when I received the latest volume of Alphabet Glue, was to read through the booklists and request a bunch of books from the library as I always do.  I love being able to walk in the door of the library, check out my big stack of holds, and know that my kids will have lots of good reading in the following weeks (all with very little effort on my part!)

As soon as I printed this volume, my kids started pouring through the pages looking for the project ideas they knew they would find inside.  My older kids have been making the popsicle stick harmonicas from volume 13 for the past couple of weeks.  They have enjoyed tweaking the design and trying different variations.  Yesterday, it was time for me to sit down with my younger three so that they could make their own harmonicas as well.  Both girls helped with the making, and while Silas mainly just dumped water and rubber bands all over the table, he thought he was helping too.

Today Annie and I are teaming up to share this project with all of you.  You can download a pdf with instructions for making your own popsicle stick harmonicas here.
Annie is also generously offering a 20% discount on all Alphabet Glue purchases through Sunday, June 23rd.  Use the code “smallthings” at checkout.  Have fun!

Alphabet Glue Volume Thirteen


  1. Thanks for sharing! It’s a rainy day here–we’ll be trying this soon!

  2. Oh my gosh, I feel the SAME way about library holds. They make it so, so easy for me to keep my kids in good books.

  3. That expression on Beatrice’s face is so funny! Love this post. Going to try it out for my guys.

  4. How cool! I think when I was younger we made kazoos by putting waxed paper at the end of a toilet paper tube and wrapping a rubber band around it. Does that sound familiar?

    I love Alphabet Glue! I can’t wait to be around some little ones to do a fun project like this!

  5. I have to tell you that my son has that exact same shirt as Gabe! We got it as a hand me down shirt and I thought it was from his baseball team! ha! I guess not! 🙂

  6. thanks to you and Annie for sharing! Now to get some popsicles!

  7. Thank You! My kids will love this.

  8. funny that this is today’s post. we made the popsicle stick harmonicas yesterday! they are so much fun. 🙂

  9. yay! will let my Mother friends know (since I do not have children myself…) 🙂

  10. So cool! Thanks, we love these projects.

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