Kaleb learned how to make this Tin Can Howler last year in school. He loves to tinker and build things. His projects often start with something from the recycling cupboard. He remembered the sound project and couldn’t wait to show us his howling creation. I love when kids are excited about what they are learning.
To make your own Tin Can Howler, you will need:
- Tin can (opened on one end with a clean edge can opener not one that will leave sharp edges.)
- String (about 2 feet long)
- Water and a rag to wet the string.
Now that your sting is wet; hold the tin can in one hand and pinch the string in the other. Pull the string tight and pull your hand down the string to make interesting sounds! Try pulling and pinching the string in different ways to make unique noises. Try rubbing the string with your thumb or thumbnail.
Have fun and enjoy your new tin can howler toy.
Here is a link to a fun list of great experiments that my kids love.