Monday

Mechanical Xylofun Music Machine






Three hours!  Yes, three whole, entire, wonderful, quiet, peaceful, sweet, get along, no fighting, working together hours!  Maison and Layla dug this Mechanical Xylofun Music Machine out Saturday morning and it took them three marvelous hours to put together!  It was pretty nice seeing them get along so well for so long.



So I picked out this music machine from PlaSmart Toys because it reminded me of the old jewelry boxes from when I was little.  I'm sure these are still out there somewhere but it's been years and years since I've seen one and I thought how neat would it be to let the kids build one.  This thing is so cool!



208 pieces including metallic sound plates, a plastic easy to turn handle and engineered wood components.  Truly a STEM do it yourself toy!















The Mechanical Xylofun Music Machine comes with everything you need including a set of instructions and instructions on Youtube in case that's not enough.  So by moving the black pegs throughout the holes on the barrel you can control the music notes.  The package comes with a couple song instructions like Happy Birthday and Jingle Bells but the sound plates are labeled with each note at the bottom so adjusting accordingly with other sheet music might be a challenge but not impossible.

The music machine also came with a "Learn & Explore" sheet which teaches in a fun way.  The Learn & Explore sheet teaches the kiddos that their new music machine is in the percussion family and then explains why.  The sheet also teaches the kids to explore with their machine by pressing on the metal plates or moving the machine to different surfaces.  I love how PlaSmart Inc encourages the kids to think outside the box while connecting with their creativity side.

So the finished product is pretty cool!  Honestly, I can't believe the kids sat down for so long to build it and play with it.  I was really shocked that there was something that could keep their attention for so long and as a mom that's great! Plus their learning about gears , ratchet mechanism, and music!





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28 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I had something similar when I was a kid!

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    1. I had the little jewelry box so I thought this was just so neat!

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  2. It's so great you found something that helps your kids get along! Also, it's so good that it's STEM <3

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    1. We love love love STEM toys to help with development and when they actually get along thats a huge plus!

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  3. Wow! That is really cool! I have never heard of such a thing before! It is nice to stumble upon something that is fairly technology free these days!

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  4. It's really nice! Kids love this so much. I have never heard of such a thing before! Great...

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  5. I would like to show this to my niece and nephews. They will really enjoy this for sure.

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    1. It's really neat and offers long time play because the kids can move the black pegs and make new music anytime they want.

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  6. Wow! What a unique instrument! I love music so much and that thing creates a beautiful music I like it!

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  7. This is so neat! My daughter would love to put together something like this for sure.

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  8. Oh how fun does this look - I would have loved something like this when I was younger.

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  9. This is awesome! I know that when I was little I would have gotten so frustrated putting it together because I'm both impatient and terrible at spatial relations haha.

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  10. Woow sounds really great for kids, looks like so much fun, and trust me anything that can get kids to Concentrate for that long, is certainly a must have.

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  11. This music machine looks awesome! My niece would love this! :)

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  12. That is so cool! My daughter would love to do something like this!

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  13. I love it! My nephews love musical things so they'd go crazy for this!

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  14. Yes interactive building toys! It came out awesome I bet the kids were proud of themselves when it was done!

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  15. What a great idea to have them make their toys. I always loved building things as a kid. Gave me such a sense of accomplishment.

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  16. I think my niece will like this and will keep her engaged.This is really cool .

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  17. OH yeah, that really does look cool. I bet my son would love to build this too!

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  18. wow this is a lovely musical toy! I would love to get one for my sister :D

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  19. How interesting! Love that it came with a Learn and Explore sheet for the kids to learn a little more about the music and how it works.

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  20. This is really cool for kids to learn and be proud of their accomplishment. My daughter would love it

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  21. Looks like a great toy to involve your kids in STEM activities. I also like the freedom it gives children to play with and create their own music

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  22. That does look like it must have been a lot of fun to put together. I can imagine why they would enjoy sitting and playing with it for so long.

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  23. This interactive toy that is way better than just letting my kids sit passively while watching. I might want this for my niece.

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  24. With all super exciting technological toys these days, this is such a classic vintage piece. It is more exciting compared to any smartphones as well. This brings me back to childhood.

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  25. With all super exciting technological toys these days, this is such a classic vintage piece. It is more exciting compared to any smartphones as well. This brings me back to childhood.

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