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How to Make a Banjo from a Cookie Tin

Published November 11, 2011        by Nicole

Now granted, you may not be able to hit the Grand Ole Opry with your instrument, but it will be fun for grown-ups and kids alike. You’ll need to gather some materials. First, you’ll need a cookie tin of a medium or large size. The teeniest of cookie tins are good as toys, but if you want to try to play it, use a bigger one. Most metal cookie tins that you’ve saved from butter cookies are perfect. You can also find these tins by the truckload at the Goodwill or Salvation Army. Next, you’ll need some sort of wood for the neck. If you’ve got a workshop full of scrap wood, great. If not, ask around and see if anyone you know has a piece of wood that can be used to make the neck of a banjo. It should be about 25-30 inches long, depending on your tin size. Now, if you are a handy Read more