Build Your Own Vuvuzela, Annoy Your Friends on a Budget

World Cup fever has taken the world by storm and a topic of huge controversy is the South African Vuvuzelas that have all but drowned out the crowds at every stadium. The lengthy horns are selling out at any shop that sells them and the droning noise once unique to South Africa is spreading like wildfire.

Despite being little more than cheap plastic moulded tubes, they are flying off shelves at ridiculous prices. If you fancy being part of the atmospheric drone but don’t fancy the price tag, there are other ways of creating that authentic vuvuzela tune.¬†Get more information about¬†best drones under 500

If you are feeling creative, you just as easily make your own vuvuzela with a few simple household items at a fraction of the price. One of the cheapest options is to gather up around 10 toilet roll tubes, an A4 sheet of thin card, some tin foil and plenty of duct tape.

Slice each of the tubes lengthways and roll the first one in a thin conical shape with the smallest end around half the original circumference and secure with a strip of duct tape. Do this with each tube gradually getting wider each time and attach them all together to they make long tapered conical tube, similar to the shape of a vuvuzela, funnily enough. With the A4 sheet of card, fold it in on itself to create a large cone with an angle of around 45 degrees or more, cut out the centre to match then widest end of the toilet roll tubes. Secure to the tubes with tape and you’re good to go. You can protect your vuvuzela from the elements with more duct tape, tin foil or anything else lying around the house.

Some people aren’t so keen on the noise and if you aren’t looking for any unwanted attention, there is another way of making the noise; you will need a balloon and some hex nuts. Insert several small hex nuts inside a balloon and blow it up to a decent size, tie off the end and begin to move the balloon in a circular motion to spin the nuts. The contact between the metal and the rubber will create a similar noise to the vuvuzelas but when everyone turns around to see who to punch, there’s no horn in your hand!