Smiling like Sunshine: Water Xylophone

Friday, 29 April 2011

Water Xylophone

This week,we made a water xylophone with  Defne.
We filled a few glasses with water (in progressive amounts) To make it more interesting, we added a few drops of food colouring into each glass. D. enjoyed seeing the swirling colours and said "It is very interesting!"
She then stirred each glass of water so that the water is nicely coloured.
And our water xylophone was ready!
She had great fun making music! 
We talked about how different sounds we get depending on where she hits the glass. Also, different levels of water create different pitches. The fuller the glass, the higher is the pitch you get.
We enjoyed exploring sound with this xylophone and I can see that this will be repeated very soon! ;)

Happily shared with Red Ted Art's Water Get Crafty, Quirky Mama Playtime, Childhood 101 We Play, Nurture Store Play Academy, ABC and 123 Show and Tell.


  1. What a great experiment - and I agree, the colours make it even better. Lovely to see you at the Play Academy again.

  2. The colors really help to see the water levels. Great idea!

  3. JDaniel4's mom,thanks.I am sure your little one will enjoy,too.

  4. Perfect! Love the water xylophone. And the pretty colours look great too! Great activity to do on a rainy day - and the colours certainly brighten up the day!


  5. The colors make this fun! I think my 3yo might hit the glasses too hard and break them - eek! I bet the music she created was awesome!

    Thanks for linking this up to It's Playtime!

    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

  6. Thanks for linking up with the Carnival of Water Play :)

  7. i love this. Science sparks has a link up on Thursdays if you ever want to join in. xx


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