Buy The Shubitar!
By Pranav Akinepalli
How does it help me?
Feeling lonely and craving music? You want to buy a guitar but you also want it cheap and green at the same time? Search no further! You have found the Shubitar, the answer to all your questions. Not only does this appliance create music and resemble a guitar, it also uses only common place and recyclable materials! For only $10.99, the Shubitar will satisfy all your needs!
You know that you want to buy this marvelous invention...
This product is the best one you will ever see! The best part is that it's green. This means that it is made out of completely recycled or thrown out items. My product is also made to let people have fun and a good time in a cheap, green way. This product reduces the amount of waste you create. Instead of throwing away an old guitar that is either broken, too small, or just old, when this contraption needs to rest in the grave, a quick and easy replacement can be found. It reduces the amount of resources you use by being made out of materials that are normally thrown away after one use. It definitely helps recycle because, a majority of the product is made of recyclable materials. It also uses less trees in the world than any old regular guitar does. For only $10.99, the "Shubitar" can be the best replacement guitar you'll ever see out there!
Here are the list of materials needed to create this appliance:
- 4-84 rubber bands (depending on how big your shoebox and rubber bands are)
- 1 shoebox
- 1 pair of scissors
- A glue stick, liquid glue, or tape (whichever you prefer)
- 3 popsicle sticks
- 1 roll of paper napkins
- 1 compass
- 1 rather sharp knife
- Adult supervision
- Anything you would like to use to decorate the Shubitar
Here is the step-by-step process used to make the Shubitar:
1. Take the compass and draw a hole with a radius of 4.75 cm in the top cover of the shoebox, in the middle.
2. Ask the adult to take the knife and cut carefully along the circle until it is fully cut.
3. If the cardboard circle falls in, shake the shoebox until it falls out and set it aside for later.
4. Take one of the popsicle sticks and use your preferred adhesive to set the popsicle stick 4 cm away from the hole and it should be aligned horizontally.
5. Take the compass again and on the shorter end that is farther away than the popsicle stick glued on the top cover, in the middle, draw a circle with a radius of 1.5 cm.
6. Using the same adult, make him/her use the knife to cut along the circle carefully. If the cardboard circle falls in again, retrieve it by shaking the box around. This circle, however, will not be used for later and can be used as scrap.
7. Take the roll of paper napkins and somehow, with whatever method you like, retrieve the inside cardboard part of the roll that supports the rest of the napkins.
8. Take this roll and squeeze it through the recently made hole on the shorter end. It should be a little tight which will ensure that it doesn't fall out.
9. Take another popsicle stick and stick it 2 cm away from the end of the roll. Only the middle part should be glued down.
10. Follow the same procedure as step 9 except ensure that this last popsicle stick is 6 cm from the end of the roll.
11. Now here comes the tricky part. If you have long enough rubber bands, then you should be able to slip on the 4 rubber bands onto the shoebox. The first pair of rubber bands should be 3 cm from the ends of the hole, respectively.
12. The second, outer pair should be 1 cm from the ends of the holes.
13. If you do not have long enough rubber bands, then you may string together rubber bands to make them long enough. The method through which you choose to do this is up to you. For example, I strung up 21 rubber bands to make a long rubber band. They were small and colorful. The second one was 11 rubber bands long. The third one was 6 rubber bands. The second and third rubber bands were medium sized and orange. The fourth one was a normal one that was the right size. So, in total, I used 39 rubber bands.
14. Once you have finally completed step 13, all that is left to do is to make the pick for the guitar so you can strum it.
15. If you do not already know, then ask someone or search up what a pick looks like. After you know this then you can create it. Remember the circle of cardboard we left behind? Well, it's time to use it.
16. Take a sharpie and draw an out line of how big and what you want your pick to look like on this circle. Once you have done so, cut out the outline with a pair of scissors. You may or may not need adult supervision for this.
17. Now that everything has been created, it's time to decorate! Using whatever materials you like, you may decorate your Shubitar however you like!
What's so good about it?
The Shubitar is the best around for many reasons. One of them, is that the Shubitar can be used infinitely. If something breaks, you can easily replace it. If you think it has been through too much that it isn't worth keeping, then please recycle whatever materials you can to help the Earth! The entire thing may, at most, cost around $11, if homemade. A normal guitar may cost around $250 to $300. Plus, it uses up a lot more natural resources than the Shubitar. The Shubitar also features 4 different notes. These 4 different notes are created by your 4 rubber bands. In ways, the Subitar is better than anything imaginable!