Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Homemade Guitar for Aaron

I thought it would be fun to share one of Jonathan's recent creations. Jonathan has a guitar but Aaron's ukalele is currently needing repair so Jonathan decided to make him a guitar.
Here they are, playing their guitars.
Why I included this with the Thrifty Green Thursday is because when we were finishing our downstairs we had quite a few scraps leftover from putting up our tongue and grove and knowing how kids often enjoy building things I talked Ken into saving some of the bigger ones and so we filled a big box with scraps that we have in a corner of the garage. That box of scraps has come in quite handy. Jonathan and the other kids love building stuff from time to time and even Ken and I have gotten stuff from it for various projects. The boys also have nice containers of nails which they collected when we were pulling the shingles off of our house this summer.
I am really pleased when the kids are able to work on fun projects that are free and they are also "green" because they are using something that would have otherwise been thrown away.

They also decided to paint it so here is the finished project.


All in a Day said...

Too should have seen some of the different guitar creations my Aaron has come up with.

Rebecca said...

You have got to be kidding me! I can't believe your kids made a guitar out of scrap wood and nails. That is amazing. Next you need to post a video of the boys' jams.

Thanks for joining us for another Thrifty Green Thursday!

Joy said...

I LOVE that you keep a box of recycled wood on hand for creative play. Not only are you reusing a valuable resource, you're allowing your children to develop their ingenuity and self confidence. Leap Frog toys and other "genius creating' software toys don't do nearly as much for kids as these sorts of projects! Thanks so much for sharing your Thrifty Green Thursday tip!

Abbi said...

And thanks to you all for visiting and commenting!


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