Make a Kazoo for National Kazoo Day

National Kazoo Day, January 28

By Jamie Twarogowski, Macaroni Kid Lakewood/Littleton Publisher January 27, 2016
Traditionally celebrated the 4th Thursday in January (or "whenever it's convenient for the kazooist"), National Kazoo Day this year is January 28th. (Feel free to celebrate any day you wish!)

We choose to celebrate by making our very own kazoos! Want to try?

Here is what you will need:

  • cardboard tubes (paper towels, t.p., we chose to use our leftover gift wrap tubes cut into smaller sections)
  • craft tape such as Duck Tape
  • parchment paper or waxed paper
  • small rubber bands
  • scissors

Step 1: 
Cover your cardboard tube with your favorite craft tape. (This step is not necessary to make the kazoo work, just to personalize it).


Step 2:
Cut a large square of parchment paper, enough to completely cover one end of the tube.

Step 3: 
Wrap the end in the parchment paper and secure with a rubber band, tight enough to stay on when blowing into the tube, but not too tight that it creates tension in the paper.

Step 4:

Note: To make a kazoo work, the parchment paper needs to vibrate. To make this happen, you will need to hum just right. It might take practice, but it can be done!

Have fun and Happy Kazoo Day!