20 Jul 2017

Meet the Maker – Fun by Music

Fun by Music

Sofia is my name and I love Sound!

I run Fun by Music for several years. Working with families is my best ground, and so, for Dublin Maker I will run an instrument making workshop, using mostly recycled materials.

The goal of the experience is to explore sound and material, see what sounds how when put where, and how. After experimenting, the participant will make a sounding craft to bring along the park and away. I will bring authentic instruments to compare and inspire, but focus is on discovery, sonority and invention. Participants are more than welcome (very encouraged) to bring clean items to transform into sounding designs.

To see pictures of our musical instrument adventures facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/funbymusicarteaga/


Now some teasers of what I am preparing for Saturday! See you then


  • toilet rolls, little boxes, vitamin tubes
  • fabric or paper
  • glue/tape

String boxes

  • cardboard/plastic box
  • rubber band


  • wooden box
  • nails
  • fishing rod


  • tin
  • thin stick
  • tape, pliers


  • shampoo bottles
  • file
  • stick

Ancient arc

  • tin, box, coconut,
  • hanger, branch,
  • string, elastic, rubber band

Tambor de bolas

  • flat box
  • string and 2 beads, or broken earphones
  • handle

1 Comment
  1. Ben August 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Hi Laura, some great ideas and activities to do with kids! I will be using these for music workshops.

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