From the Archives is a series created in tandem with new PIO! Editor Brigid Finucane. We share songs from the extensive archives here at CMN by our own, wonderful members. This song is from member Bruce O’Brien.
Made By Hand was written by me to encourage young people (and everyone) to see the possibilities of making things on their own, and/or with help. Not every toy or instrument has to be purchased, much fun can be had with homemade stuff. My kids went to a Montessori pre-school and did lots of things like this. I start out the song with “shaker”, and have seen lots of creative things CMNers have done with this item. Barb Tilsen, a long-time CMNer uses this song a lot and has written many instrument verses: shaker, drum, rainstick, etc. Ruth Pelham also has a similar song she has used for her Music Mobile.
For lyrics and sheet music, click here: MadebyHand