Age7 to 11 years
- print out the attached document
- 1 drinking straw
- a handy Pritt glue stick
The trumpet is a musical instrument which is part of the base family. This type of instruments have been made and played for the past 1500 years. These days they are typicaly made from brass. The most famous trumpet player of modern history is Louis Armstrong. Today we are going to make our own trumpet!
Cut out all the images from the documents that have been printed out. If you have chosen to print out the black and white version, you should colour in all the parts.
Take your drinking straw and place it on a table. Then use the top of the Pritt Stick lid to flatten the first 3 cm of the straw. This will take 3 - 5 minutes. The flatter you can make the plastic, the better your trumpet will work.
Cut the flattened 3 cm of straw into a V point.
Glue image 1 along the seam. Then roll image 1 along the length of the straw and glue it into place so that you have a long, thin paper cylinder.
Fold the first 1.5 cm of the paper cylinder end back onto itself and glue it down into position.
Cut a small V shape into the end of the paper cylinder.
Glue image 2 into place using your handy Pritt Stick.
Put some Pritt Glue onto image 3 along the seam. Then place the cone over the paper cylinder. Fold the cone in a way that the circular opening closes tight around the paper cylinder. Finally glue it into place.
And that is it!
You are ready to have some trumpet fun.
We would love to see pictures of your trumpet. You can ask your parents to post your pictures with on our Facebook wall at “Pritt world”.