Bigger version of our Frog shape twirler.
Also really easy to play - just put some tension on the string and twist the stick - and sounds just like a frog. In fact it can make a wide range of different sounds, depending on the amount of tension and the angle of the string. The hand-painted frog can also be twirled around to produce a wonderful buzzing noise. Simple, ingenious and a great sound.
Also great for showing how sounds are produced as you can see how vibrations set up in the string get amplified by the drum inside the frog.
Click the trumpet icon below to listen to an amazing audio clip "Disappearing World" below by 9 year old Erin Bryant. Erin directed the whole thing and played both keyboard themes and nearly all of the parts including the bird whistles and rain stick and frog twirler. The piece starts as an idyll, but then portrays the threat to the environment (some ambient forest noises used as part of background and a chainsaw sample to represent the ongoing destruction....). Brilliant!!