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Toddler Silent Piano Craft

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Toddler Piano Craft

Supplies Needed: Black and White Construction Paper (and any other colors you would like) - Scissors - Glue or Tape - Crayons (Option) - Cereal Box

 
Pianos are huge and can make a lot of noise but they can also be fun to play. The best way to encourage your toddler's interest in a piano without owning a piano or at least one that you can turn the volume down on is to make a silent piano with them.
Step 1: The first thing that you need to do is to cut out the keys for your silent piano craft. Cut out white strips for your white keys, making them a little bit longer than half the width of the cereal box that you will be using. Then cut out your black keys, making them shorter and a less wide than the white keys. In most cases cutting paper isn't an option for toddlers. The first step can be something that you can do ahead of time before starting the craft with your toddler and something that you can help your young child with.
Toddler Piano Craft Step 1
Step 2: With all of your black and white keys cut you can help your toddler glue the white strips down to the front of the cereal box that is your piano. If you do not have glue or find it too messy for your toddler you can help them tape the keys down. There is no need to make the white strips evenly spaced but it helps for the piano to look better if you do. Leaving a small amount of space between each key will actually help the look of the piano.
Toddler Piano Craft Step 2
Step 3: Once you glued (or taped) all of your white keys in place you can begin to put the black keys on. If you want to make the piano more realistic you will want to space the black keys in a way that will resemble how they are on an actual piano. On a standard keyboard you have two black keys next to one another then a space and then three black keys next to one another and then the whole then starts over again. Place the black keys so they are are a bit away from the front of the piano.
Toddler Piano Craft Step 3
Step 4: Next you will want to cut out a strip of paper that goes behind the keys on your piano. Most likely you will use black or brown construction paper for your piano but your toddler can choose which ever color they want for their piano. In addition to cutting out a strip for the top of the piano you will also want to cut out strips to go on the sides. You can cut out a piece for the bottom of the piano if you want to, but seeing how the bottom of the piano is always going to be covered you can save paper and leave it be.
Toddler Piano Craft Step 4

Step 5: Now help your toddler glue (or tape) the top piece behind the keys on the front of the cereal box. Also help them glue (or tape) on the side pieces on the sides of the cereal box as well as glue the bottom piece to the bottom of the cereal box, that is if you decided to make one. Now your toddler's piano is done. Now your child will have an instrument that is quiet and it will encourage them to use their imagination.

Toddler Piano Craft Step 5
Another neat thing about this toddler craft is that you and your toddler can do the whole thing all over again and make a second, third, fourth or how ever big you want the silent piano to be. By making a second silent piano you can set them side by side to make a bigger keyboard, you can even permanently glue the two pianos together and you don't have to stop there if your toddler wants an even longer silent piano.
Toddler Piano Craft