I showed the 1st grade an acoustic guitar, which they all called
a cowboy guitar! Then we drew our own guitars using a Sharpie.
Students were asked to draw designs on their guitars.
Next we used water colors to paint our guitars.
The students had to measure out the black yarn for their strings. I added the lines of clear glue but the students had to attach their own strings.
The only reason I applied the glues is because clear glue is very expensive so I need to keep control over its distribution.