DIY: A Cereal Box Violin

Aditi Raychouhdury. DIY Violin. 2014. Cereal Box, Super glue, Markers.
Aditi Raychouhdury. DIY Violin. 2014. Cereal Box, Super glue, Markers.

I have no idea why my daughter is obsessed with the violin or where she even saw one. She  has been asking for one ever since she was a two and a half years old. We ask her from time to time if she would like to play the guitar or the piano – and the answer always comes back, “Violin!”

She will pick up nearly anything and pretend to play it like its a violin. Yesterday when she started “playing” the “violin” on her umbrella, I decided that she needed one right away!

I pulled out a cereal box from the recycle bin.  Made an outline of a violin with a marker. Cut off the sides of the cereal box to make the stem. The stem has two layers, one stuck to the top of the Body and the other stuck to the bottom – for extra reinforcement.

Add a chopstick, and, ten minutes of your time later, there you have it folks, a violin!!!

8 thoughts on “DIY: A Cereal Box Violin

    1. Thanks, for your suggestion! I have no clue what’s an appropriate age – I was thinking of waiting till she is 5.. but may be its time to give it a shot – she has been consistently wanting a violin since she was a little over 2!

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      1. I just stumbled across this on the KING FM Facebook page, and I’m actually a Suzuki violin teacher in Seattle! I start children between the ages of 3 and 5, so I have lots of students that are your daughter’s age. If you’d like some information about the Suzuki approach, my studio, or recommendations for other Suzuki teachers, you can find my contact information on my website: http://www.suzukibythesound.com/

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      2. Hi Aditi! I just stumbled across your post on the KING FM Facebook page. I’m actually a Suzuki violin teacher in Seattle. I start children between the ages of 3 and 5, so I have lots of students that are your daughter’s age! If you’d like more information about the Suzuki approach, my studio, or recommendations for how to proceed, you can find my contact information on my website: http://www.suzukibythesound.com/

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          1. My pleasure! I don’t personally know anyone near you, but I found this teacher on the Suzuki Association of America’s professional website: theviolinlady.com

            Good luck!!

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