In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story “Silly Speak Songs,” a songwriter teaches brother and sister how to make up their own silly songs. All of the songs start with a simple tune, and soon brother and sister discover they both like making music.
Do you like making music? Here are directions on how to make a ‘shoe box guitar’.
First, you want to cut a circle in the top - right in the middle. Second, glue a piece of chopstick or a small stack of Popsicle sticks to the top under the hole. Then stretch 5 or 6 rubber bands all the way around the box and over the chopstick. Glue a paper towel tube to the top for the neck and, to make it look more like a guitar, glue two Popsicle sticks to the top of the next.
About the Authors
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.
Jenny Barandich is the graphic designer who brings color and magic to all of Sparkle’s graphics.
With more than 20 years of experience, Jenny works with clients both locally and worldwide. She believes in unique yet practical designs that suit her clients’ needs, covering a wide range of industries including publishing, high-tech, nonprofit, medical, communications, and marketing. Jenny received a B.A. in Visual Communication from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.