Song Cube

I’m sure by now you have all seen a song cube (Mel’s Desk and Storytime Katie have great examples); well I have gone ahead and made my own! This is something I have wanted to make for a while now but just haven’t had the time/materials. Come October I am starting a whole new set of programs (be on the look out for them!) and decided there is no time like the present.

So without further ado, here is my song cube…


  • Scissors
  • Packing tape
  • Contact paper
  • Box
  • Pictures that represent a song

While I have seen other blogs use tissue boxes I wanted to make sure I had a perfect square. I scrounged the library’s basement (which is filled with boxes) and could not find a perfect square. Next, I turned to the man with all the answers…my dad!! Low and behold my father of course had the perfect size box for me, I don’t think he’s seen me that excited about a box since I was a kid! (THANKS DAD)

First I trimmed each picture down to the size of the box (8 inches), then I cut a piece of contact paper that was roughly 1 inch bigger on each side.

Then it was time to stick the picture to the contact paper and then the box. I have to say putting the picture onto the contact paper was the hardest part, I hate when there are bubbles but it was inevitable that there would be a few. I really wanted to make sure that the contact paper overlapped every side of the box to help make it sturdier.

And continue until all the sides are covered!!

Here is my final product…

The perfectionist in me is not happy about some of the bubbles in the contact paper but the librarian in me is thrilled because I know how much the children are going to love using it in storytime. I can’t wait until October is here to bring out my new prop!


  • Boat- row, row, row your boat
  • Spider- itsy bitsy spider
  • Boy with hands on head – head, shoulders, knees and toes
  • Alphabet blocks – alphabet song
  • Hands clapping – if you’re happy and you know it
  • School bus – the wheels on the bus

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