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A RUBBER BAND BANJO
This unique little banjo really sounds a good deal like the real
instrument. Youll be surprised at the results you can get.
The body of the banjo is a cardboard box that should meas-
ure about five inches long, four inches wide, and two inches
deep. If you cannot get a box this size, get one near to it.
Cut a sound hole and a slot in the cover of the box, using
the point of a knife. Then cut a bridge shaped as shown in the
drawing from a piece of heavy cardboard. The bottom part of
the bridge should fit tightly in the slot cut in the box cover.
Put the cover on the box and secure it with strips of Scotch
Tape or gummed paper.
Now get four rubber bands, each a different size, and stretch
them around the box, passing them over the bridge. This com-
pletes the banjo, which you play by picking the strings with a
finger or a toothpick.
Each rubber band makes a different note, as they are of dif-
ferent sizes and the smaller ones are stretched more tightly
than the larger ones.