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How can you make your own vuvuzela?

A:

A homemade vuvuzela may be created using a cheap plastic baseball bat, the plastic portion of an inexpensive Fourth of July party horn, scissors, a plastic cup with the bottom cut off and colored electrical tape. All of these items may be purchased at a local dollar or thrift store.

  1. Purchase and prepare the bat

    Purchase a plastic baseball bat, and cut the end off with a kitchen knife. Tidy up the end of the bat with a pair of scissors. Next, cut vertical slits into the end of the bat so that they open outward like flower petals.

  2. Cut a hole in the bottom of the bat handle and insert the plastic mouthpiece

    Use scissors to gouge out a hole in end of the handle of the bat. Insert the plastic mouthpiece from the party favor horn, and glue it in place. Allow the glue to dry before proceeding to the next step.

  3. Form the bell and decorate the vuvuzela

    Cut the bottom of a plastic cup to fit into the space provided by the plastic slats at the end of the bat. The largest portion of the cup should face outward. Wrap electrical tape around the end of the bat to secure the plastic cup in place. Decorate the new vuvuzela with the electrical tape.


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