...for the kids.. out of cardboard. Is this the forum for DIY's? Figured I took photos of something I created which is a copy of something you make music with so.. Anyhoo.. I saw this thing a while ago. And thought it was creative and cute. My kids HATE when I play guitar (because I suck..bad), but maybe this would get them to play with me! I had to kick it up a notch though.. I found this on google, by some dude named jonman94 on Deviantart. I searched for a way to make it into a vector, since it is too small for what I had planned. I found a program called "inkscape". I barely understand the program, but I managed to get this out of it: I loaded it up in GIMP, and sized it to approx. 60 cm long (figured that'd be a good size for a three/five-yearold), and colored it: My desk at work has direct access to a A1-printer, so that step was amazingly easy. I found a discarded cardboard-box, glued one of the images onto it and started cutting two pieces (only one glued though). I used rubber bands I already had that were smaller than the ones in the guide, so I couldn't run them all the way up the neck. I decided to shorten the playable part to the body, that is really the part that matters. With the strings mounted, it was time to glue the two cardboard parts together. I used shitty glue-stick so I had to use electrical tape to really seal them together. And now we're ready to rock! Time: A couple of brakes at work, if you can find all needed materials at work. Lessons learned for version 2: Buy longer rubberbands The ink smudges a bit, seal with hairspray? Use better glue/gluegun maybe three or more layers of cardboard/stiffer cardboard?, I doubt it will hold for long when I bring it home.