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Large Dowel or Broomstick
An adult should make this. (I found it too difficult for the 4-year-olds I made it with, and therefore a frustrating experience.) Punch a hole in the bottom of the coffee can, threading the string through the hole and secure on the inside. Tie the other end of the string to the end of the dowel. (You might want to put some heavy tape on it so it doesn't slide down.) To play it, put one foot on the can to hold it in place, rest the end of the dowel without the string on the coffee can or on the floor, which ever is more comfortable for the child, and tilt the dowel back until the string is tight. Then pluck it!