This kalimba is the perfect starter project for someone who wants to get started making kalimbas. It uses easy to find materials, the most basic kinds of tools that are easy to find or borrow, and can be finished within a few hours even if you have little or no experience doing this kind of thing.
If you are working on a very strict budget, then you will find that your creativity can make up for your lack of money. Kalimbas inspire the imagination, and the more thought we put into planning our kalimbas, the more rewarding it is to play them and show them around when they are finished.
Even if money isn’t a concern, you may find that it is more rewarding to test your resourcefulness and ingenuity by using these kalimba plans as a basis for your own clever design made using salvaged or re-purposed materials.