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Over the last 60 years, The Sound of Music has filled hearts, theaters and homes with warmth, laughter and cheer. We partnered with influential fans to create these crafts and activities inspired by The Sound Of Music. From cardboard guitars and “Do-Re-Mi” xylophones to “The Lonely Goatherd” marionettes, there’s something for everyone in your family to create and enjoy. 

Of course, all of these activities are best enjoyed while listening to the soundtrack – and before gathering together to watch the classic film!

cardboard crafts

We partnered with Kelly Mindell from Studio DIY to create a series of cardboard crafts inspired by The Sound of Music. Gather your family and a few supplies from your around your home to put together these fun and easy crafts!
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homemade xylophone

We partnered with Chelsea Foy of Lovely Indeed to create a colorful homemade xylophone out of PVC pipe that kids can play alongside Maria and the von Trapp children as they sing “Do-Re-Mi”!
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educational music activity

We partnered with Liz Stanley of Say Yes to create a fun and educational music activity for children of all ages to enjoy! All you need are a few glass bottles and food coloring to teach children about music, science and color theory – all while playing the fan-favorite tune “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music. 
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POP UP CARD

The hills are alive! We partnered with Maggy from Red Ted Art to create this fully customizable pop-up card inspired by Maria’s love of the Austrian Alps, and Mother Abbess’ reminder to “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”
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coloring sheets

We partnered with Coloring Broadway to create custom coloring sheets inspired byThe Sound of Music! Gather your favorite coloring supplies and print out your favorite sheets. 
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marionettes

We partnered with Project Kid to create these adorable marionettes inspired by their favorite scene in the film – “The Lonely Goatherd”! 
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Cardboard Guitar

Supplies Needed:

1. Cardboard box
2. Scrap cardboard
3. Cardboard Tube (paper towel tube or wrapping paper tube work great!)
4. Four rubber bands
5. Marker or paint
6. Scissors
7. Hot glue

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1. You can use any small cardboard box for this: a shoe box, tissue box or shipping box all work! If using a regular shipping box, cut off the top flaps.
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2. Draw a guitar shape on a scrap piece of cardboard. Make sure it is a few inches bigger than your box. Cut out.
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3. Use any round object in your house to trace a circle in the center of the top half of your guitar. Cut out.
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4. Then cut out two small strips, about 3-4" wide, and hot glue one on top of the other. Then glue them to the center of the bottom half of the guitar.
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5. Use paint or a marker to color the small strip you just glued on, the handle and around the circle a darker brown as shown.

6. Poke four holes just below the strip you glued on. Then cut four rubber bands so they become long strips.

7. Tie a double knot in one end of each rubber band and string one through each hole, with the knots on the back side of the guitar.

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8. Now hot glue your box to the back of the guitar.
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9. Hot glue a cardboard tube to the back of the handle, and to the top of the box. This makes the handle extra secure when "playing" the guitar!
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10. Poke four holes through the top piece of the guitar's handle. String the rubber bands through each hole and tie another double knot. The rubber bands should be taught. Cut them down if needed, depending on your guitar size. You're ready to play!