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A cute whistle
I made this in art class at school.

Posted by Gabrielle R. Published See Gabrielle R.'s 9 projects »
  • Step 1

    Blow up a ballon and coat it in clay 1/2 inch thick.

  • Step 2

    make a tube and score/slip it onto your clay ball so that it'll stick. Then remove the circle of clay to the balloon that's in the middle of the tube- this will be your mouth peice (the mouse's nose/mouth)

  • Step 3

    about 1/4-1/2 of an inch away from the top of the mouthpeice make a straight incision, should go perfectly straight up and down.

  • Step 4

    use the incision as a front wall and hollow out a perfect square facing away from the mouthpeice.

  • Step 5

    slant the wall farthest away from the mouthpeice, it should be a 45 degree slant, and very flat. Test it by blowing into it- if it doesnt make a sound adjust it until it does.

  • Step 6

    The clay should be almost dry by now (because this project will take a couple days) so pop the balloon and take it out throught the opening (use an exacto knife)

  • Step 7

    Add pitch holes (optional) anything more than three pitches will decrease the sound value of your whistle.

  • Step 8

    Decorate your whistle, I made mine into a mouse.

  • Step 9

    Put the whistle into the kiln for (I think it was) a day or two.

  • Step 10

    Add three coats of paint evenly on the exterior of the whistle, make sure that you do NOT paint the little square that you cut out.

  • Step 11

    Put the whistle into the kiln again and burn it.

  • Step 12

    You're done!

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Haruhi · 2 projects
ohhh! i love it!

CO + K User

ohhhhh soooo cute!
your really creative!
Gabrielle R.
Gabrielle R. · 9 projects
Yeah it really does.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Awww so cute, does it work well as a whistle?
Emily · Springfield, Missouri, US · 8 projects
ooOoOOh we made these in art class a couple of years back. i think mine was a cow...i dont remember where that is....

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