Guy Makes a Thumb Piano Using Strategically Placed Popsicle Sticks

Who would have known popsicle sticks could be so musical?
Derya Ozdemir

Internet is home to numerous bizarre inventions, and in its every corner, a project made with weird objects awaits. You've probably never looked at your finished popsicle and think it has musical potential, but be sure that, somewhere out there, someone has.

In this video, YouTube channel Mash builds a thumb piano from popsicle sticks, or a wooden kalimba if you will. The popsicle stick thumb piano has to be seen to be believed because it actually sounds pretty good — as the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" cover that he plays at the end can attest.

The handy tutorial shows how he uses strategically placed popsicle sticks, some screws, and a wooden base to build a musical instrument. Overall, it looks like a good project to build with a kid. It takes more effort to build such a thing than you'd ever think though. He drills the sticks to a larger piece of wood in a double keyboard layout, so it would have to be parent-child time for sure. 

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