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 around your home to put together these fun crafts. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a family screening of the classic film!

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!

Puppet Theater Scenery

Supplies Needed:

1. Cardboard and/or foam core
2. Green, white, brown and blue paint
3. Sponge
4. Paint brush
5. Scissors
6. Hot glue

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1. Cut out various mountain and hill shapes from cardboard.
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2. Use a sponge to sponge paint different colors of green and brown on each mountain. Then add white paint to the tops of some of them for snow.
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3. Paint a larger piece of cardboard or blue foam core to act as the background.

4. Hot glue the mountains to the blue background you painted.

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5. Prop up or attach to a table, play kitchen, learning stool, chair or other item in your house! Add fabric or sheets if desired as curtains to create the full "theater" look.

Goat Marionettes

Supplies Needed (for one marionette) :

1. Two toilet paper rolls
2. Paper (in desired colors)
3. Scrap cardboard
4. Paint and/or markers (for decorating)
5. Black rope, yarn or ribbon
6. White/neutral rope, yarn or ribbon
7. Two popsicle sticks
8. Scissors
9. School glue or hot glue

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1. For each goat you will need to cut the following out of paper: two rectangles (one should be 6"x4" and one should be 6.5"x4", cut fringe on each 4" end), two ear shapes (fringed), one tail shape (fringed), and one beard shape (fringed). Then you'll need two horns cut out of cardboard, one full-size toilet paper roll, and one toilet paper roll that's cut in half.
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2. Paint the half-size toilet paper roll that you cut. This will become the head. Decorate as desired with eyes, a nose, etc.! You can make a paper hat by rolling a half circle shape into a cone and folding up the bottom edge.
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3. Glue the horns, ears, beard and any other adornments to the head.
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4. Poke four holes in the bottom of the other toilet paper roll for the legs. This will become the body. Cut four short pieces of black rope or yarn. Tie a knot in one end of each and feed one through each hole you poked (the knot will hold it in place!). Then knot the other end to become the feet.
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5. Glue the larger fringed rectangle over the toilet paper roll. Then glue the smaller one on top. Glue the tail to one end as well.

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6. Cut a long piece of neutral/white colored rope or yarn. Poke a hole through the top of the head and the bottom of the head on an angle (as shown) and string the rope through both. Then poke two holes through the top of the body, one at the front and one at the back. String the same rope from the head through both holes on the body.
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7. Glue two popsicle sticks together, making an "X.” Tie each end of the rope to opposite ends of the popsicle stick "X.” Now you're ready for a puppet show!

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!