Pumpkin Soup
Rubber Band Guitars

Tube Flutes

This craft was inspired by Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. To learn more about the book and see our other Pumpkin Soup activities, click here

This craft was also inspired by St. Patrick's Day in the Morning . To learn more about this book and see our other St. Patrick's Day activites, click here



  • Paper towel or bathroom tissues rolls – 1 roll makes 1 flute
  • Markers or crayons
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands

Parent Preparation

Cut wax paper into 3” squares – one for each flute your reader would like to make.

Making the Flutes

Ask your reader to decorate a roll using markers and crayons. Once the decorating is finished, place a wax paper square over one end of the roll and secure with a rubber band. The young musician can now play away by blowing into the open end of the roll. Vibrations from the wax paper will create the music.


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