DIY Drum Set
This DIY drum set gets your child making music without an expensive (or loud!) instrument. Plus, it's a fun craft activity to make!
- 1” width Masking Tape
- Tube-shaped item
- Pringles Can
- Cut Water Bottle
- Used Packing Tape Roll
- Tissue Paper
- Chopstick or craft stick
- (2) Bottle Caps
Use the video below for help with step 1 of the Drum and the Mallet building!
Step 1: Cut the balloon along the lines shown in the video
Step 2: Stretch the balloon over your tube
Step 3: Use tape to hold the balloon onto the tube
Step 4: Use paper or ribbon to decorate the outside of the drum
Step 1: Rip or cut tissue paper into a 5” by 11” size
Step 2: Ball the tissue paper up around one end of the chopstick. The ball should be about 1” in diameter.
Step 3: Tape the tissue paper to the chopstick and cover the tissue paper completely with tape
Step 4: Place the bottle caps on either side of the ball
Step 5: Tape the bottle caps together and then extend the tape to the stick
Step 6: Decorate the mallet with stickers or designs!
Now you have your own mini drum set! Create more drums by using different tube-shaped items. Bigger tubes will make lower-pitched sounds. Smaller tubes will make higher-pitched sounds.