Children and their parents can make horns with paper towel rolls, waxed paper, a rubber band and a pen, and they can make xylophones with glasses or jars, water and spoons. Parents should only allow older children to make and play with xylophones due to the glass.
Parents can help their children make craft horns by covering one end of a paper towel holder with waxed paper, wrapping a rubber band around it to hold it in place and poking holes in the side with the pen. Older children can make xylophones by filling glasses or jars with various levels of water and tapping them with spoons. Less water in the glasses creates higher-pitched notes.