Sponsored post with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
As a little girl arriving at my grandma’s house, I would race for the drawer of VHS tapes and immediately pull out The Sound of Music. She would laugh about me picking it for the 100th time in a row. We’d sit in her studio with Mac n cheese and I’d get lost in the magic of this film. As an adult, I look forward to an annual outing with my girlfriends to see The Sound of Music singalong at the Hollywood Bowl. It’s beautiful, timeless, and more personally for me, a sweet memory.
Our Hollywood Bowl outing is cancelled this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring the magic of this film home! When The Rodgers &. Hammerstein Organization asked me to partner with them on a Sound of Music craft, it was a dream come true!
My toddler loves guitars and is fascinated by taking things in and out of cases. Maria’s case was the perfect thing to introduce him to the fun and playfulness of this film. This is a great at home project that your kids can customize completely. Depending on their age, combine it with a little music lesson by listening or watching the “Do-Re-Mi” scene. Gather a few supplies and experience the magic of the film together! Even make one for yourself!
So “Let’s start at the very beginning”.
- exacto knife
- hot glue
- embellishments: stickers, washi tape, markers etc.
1) Trace your guitar case shape onto cardboard. For the adult size case, I used a standard ukelele size.
2) Cut out shape using an exact knife and trace your second piece. Tracing will make the new piece slightly larger, perfect for the lid!
3) Choose how deep you want the case to be, and cut out identical strips of poster board. These will be the sidings for your case.
4) Use hot glue to wrap your poster board siding around the case. I used two strips for each lid and just overlapped them with hot glue.
5) Paint or spray paint both sides of your case to cover cardboard.
6) Decorate with paint, stickers, paper cutouts, washi tape or with these patches from the “Do-Re-Mi” coloring sheet.
7) Cuts slits through the top of your case lid to attach ribbon for strap. Add a dot of hot glue to hold in place.
You can check out more great family activities over at The Sound of Music Crafting Corner HERE.
I hope this brings some joy into your time at home with your family! Excited to see what you make together!