Have hours of fun and learn about a new culture with these pretend Scottish bagpipes, Although not functional these bagpipes will allow your child to use their imagination and develop a genuine interest in music.
- Plaid fabric
- 3-5 paper towel tubes
- Acrylic paints
- Hot-glue gun
- Foam batting fiber fill
- Cut a circle with a three foot diameter out of the plaid fabric.
- Stitch with needle and thread around the perimeter of the circle forming a pouch and draw stitch it almost closed, leaving a two inch opening at the top.
- Stuff the bag with the fiber fill.
- Paint the cardboard tubes and allow to dry.
- Glue the tubes into the opening on the bag.
- Take the two thread ends and close up the opening so that the cardboard tubes are enclosed and sturdy in the bag.
- Finally, attach a rope on the top and bottom of the bag. This can be done either with hot glue or by using a needle and thread. Make sure that the length of the rope accommodates the individual child who will be wearing the bagpipes.
- Take the opportunity to teach your child about a new culture
- Make Scottish kilts from extra plaid fabric