The Day We Made a Straw Flute

I was working late one night when I got this idea... we could make straw flutes tomorrow. I wrote, in blue ink, the words STRAW FLUTE on the back of my hand.  Before I knew it I was waking up with a stiff neck on the sofa. I had maneuvered myself under the sofa cover and caught a few zzz's.

The next morning I noticed blue ink on my white leather sofa. What the heck? I examined it... backwards it read, STRAW FLUTE. A sighed a heavy, irritated sigh. Oh shoot. Well since this project was so important to me that I wrote it on my hand and created a new mess to stress over we might as well make the damn flutes...

So we did.

I have no idea if we did them 'right' but I know we had fun with the flutes for a few hours on a winter day.

I had 8 straws on hand, so we used all 8.

I cut them and put them in order from shortest to tallest.

Then I secured them to one another with clear tape.

My son grabbed it and ran with it, he was having fun making noise, on a very small scale.
Excuse the poor quality of the photo I was literally chasing him to get a pic!

So there you have it folks! We made an easy peasy straw flute and the 4 year old was busy and happy for a few hours that day.


  1. This is a very lovely idea! Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

  2. What a quick and easy craft for young ones! I hope I can remember this one for grandkids one day. I want to be the grandma that makes all kids of cool things, lol! Thanks for sharing at Something To Talk About Link Party! Hope to see you again next Monday!

  3. what a cute idea. I am going to have make on these for Alba she would love it.


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