Kids Crafts : Making Music

  • Tin can
  • Balloons
  • Tape
  • Decorative tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencils (2)

For our drum’s skin, we used 2 balloons, so our drum would be nice and STURDY. Cut the balloons about halfway up and firmly wrap them around your tin can. Make sure the can has No sharp edges and cleaned out. WRAP your can with tape (I found mine in the dollar section at the store) to prevent the balloon skins from popping off. Then decorate. I used two cute pencils for drumsticks. Lets make Music.

Supplies: Paper Drum

  • String (or yarn)
  • 2 paper plates (or cardboard circles)
  • Tape (or stapler)
  • Popsicle stick (or straw or chopstick)
  • 2 beads
  • Scissors
  1. Cut a 2-foot long piece of string.
  2. Lay a paper plate on the table. Place the string across the center of the plate and lay a Popsicle stick on the edge of a paper plate. Top with another paper plate. Tape Popsicle stick in place.
  3. Fold one edge of the string over the plate and pull until it reaches just past the center of the plate. Tie a bead on it and double knot.
  4. Now lay the other end over the middle of the plate and cut it so that the end is in the middle of the plate. Tie a bead on it and double knot.
  5. Decorate as desired.
  6. To play, hold the drum by the Popsicle stick and rotate
  • Paper plates
  • Ribbon
  • Jingle bells
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

Hold your paper plates together (having the BOTTOM part face out). Then, add your hole punches. Cut your ribbon to the length desired and string your bell on one of the pieces of ribbon. Then, add your remaining ribbon and DOUBLE knot each one to securely keep it in place.Have the kids decorate the outside of the tambourines.

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