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Boomwhacker Storage Ideas

Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.
My students love Boomwhackers and so do I!  Like most of you when I first got mine (many years ago!) I put them all in a bucket and then in a big rope handled tub when my collection grew.  This caused a bit of confusion and chaos when I had students get a specific tube out of the tub.  In this post I'll share some of my favorite ways to store Boomwhackers.  Links in this post are not affiliate links.

Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.

My first attempt at organized Boomwhacker storage was to recycle plastic coffee cans.  I spray painted them, added labels and sorted the Boomwhackers by pitch.  This worked great on my instrument shelf near the window.  I loved the way they looked.  I think if I try this again that I might try painting the cans to match the Boomwhacker colors.  That would be a little bit more of an investment, but I bet it would look great!

Read this blog post about how I made this storage and download some free labels for your classroom.

Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.

In my current classroom I don't have much space for horizontal storage.  What I do have a lot of is wall space!  I purchased these plastic bag storage containers from IKEA and attached them to the wall under my white board.  
Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.
They fit well and look great!  I may add labels to them at a later date, but right now I like the way they look without labels.  They are easy for the students to access and are in a great place for a Boomwhacker workstation.

Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.

Christine Skog at Elementary Etudes used over the door shoe organizers to create an inexpensive and beautiful display.  Check out her tutorial HERE to see how to make your own.


Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.
Jena Hudson at Sew Much Music used some available wall space to create a beautiful and functional way to store Boomwhackers.  Her secret?  Velcro!  Check out this post to learn more. 

Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.  Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.
I've always thought that these crates or an empty wine box would also make great storage options for Boomwhackers.  I haven't tried them yet, but I think they have potential!

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Clever ideas for storing Boomwhackers in your music classroom are highlighted.  Boomwhacker storage can be inexpensive and beautiful with these ideas.

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  1. I use cardboard magazine holders. I purchased several that were completely white, used marker to color code the front, and wrote both "names" on the front. I did find that because the longer boomwhackers are rather top heavy, I had to hot glue several of them together so they would remain upright. I have them glued together in 2 sets of 4. I can fit 8 boomwhackers in one box. I also use the Octavator caps on all my boomwhackers. The set that was in my classroom when I arrived was destroyed. With the caps, I teach the kids to put their hands on the stickers, put the black caps on their knees for resting position. When we play, we gently tap the caps on the floor (if the kids slam them, the caps will break!)

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