Orchestra and Composer Board

I am sharing with you today a trifold board craft I made for our orchestral and composer semester for our homeschool group.

Items I used:

  • trifold board
  • cardstock
  • magnets
  • glue gun
  • printouts
  • popsicle sticks
  • glue sticks
  • double sided tape
  • paper cutter (optional)

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The timeline of a few notable composers through the Baroque to the Modern Period is one that I created and will share the pdf with you for you to print. I printed that out, taped them as closely together as I could, and laid it on top of cardstock. When I had it positioned where I wanted, I used the glue gun to adhere the cardstock and used double sided tape to adhere the papers to that.

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Here is my link if you would like to print the timeline:

Composer Timeline

Starting from the bottom left: I printed the orchestral seating chart and cut and glued that onto the cardstock and affixed the time period description to the front.  Here is my pdf for the front description:

Music Period Explan

The site where you can find the seating chart is :

http://www.dsokids.com/visit-the-symphony/orchestra-seating-chart.aspx

There are 4 short clips that load and after each one, you can print the page.

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The remaining printables can be found here:

http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2012/05/kids-learn-music-free-lapbook.html

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Just print out the pages you want to put on your music board and follow the instructions. I decided on the medium puzzle and glued it onto cardstock before cutting it up. I am out of laminating sheets, but they should be here from Amazon any day now and I will laminate them!

Here is how the “dynamics” looks when you cut and glue it together.

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For the middle printables, I decided to make them into puppets. I’m not sure if that’s what it was for, but that’s what I wanted to do. I printed them, glued them to the cardstock, and hot glued the popsicle stick on the back. Very, very carefully, glue a slim strip of hot glue onto the cardstock on the sides and bottom to act as a pocket for the puppets.

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The bottom right of the board is the categories of instruments, accordion style. I wanted to keep them from flopping open, so I decided to use some small magnets I had at home.

I followed the directions on how to make them like an accordion, which I’ll admit took me two tries on the first category. hahaha. Then, I added the small strips of magnets to hold the flap in place and noticed that wasn’t keeping it completely closed, so I added one at the top of the “booklet.” I had to make the cardstock slightly longer on top to leave room for a magnet. Hope that description helps! I should have taken pics along the way, but once you get going with a glue gun and magnets, it’s a mad rush from the kitchen counter to the dining room table with glue strings everywhere, lol.

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There you have it! That was it and those were the links. I didn’t know I would enjoy crafting for my homeschooling material as much as I do for cute stuff around the house, but I do!

 

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