Announce the New Year with happy noise. When kids flip the drum back and forth, the action sets the beads in motion, creating a celebratory rattle and bang!
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With a serrated knife, such as a bread knife, cut across the base of the gift box so that the total height is about 1.5 inches. The diameter of the top should be about 4 to 6 inches.
With craft glue or mod-podge, wrap both the box and lid with origami paper. (If you're using mod-podge, use a sponge brush to apply the product to the back of the paper. Lay the paper on the box and smooth it with a paper towel or soft cloth. This will remove any air bubbles.) Let dry.
Use the hole punch to create one hole on each side of the drum for the string to pass through.
Pass the string through the hole on one side and bring it out the other. Tie a knot close to each of the holes to keep the string from sliding out.
Tie one bead to each end of the string. Be sure to make a knot above each bead so that it can't slip up and down along the string.
Have your child paint the dowel red. Let dry.
With a craft knife, cut an "X" at the base of the drum. Push the dowel in through the X. This will be stiff, and may be a little tricky. (The tight opening is what prevents the stick from shifting inside the drum while kids are playing with it.)
Print the Kai-lan Drum Templates and cut them out. Use craft glue or mod-podge to apply them to the front, back, and side of the drum.
With the foam paintbrush, have your child apply mod-podge to the entire drum. This step will seal the lid and base of the gift box in place. Allow about 20 minutes to dry.
It's easy to stay warm when Mr. Sun is overhead
Face those winter winds with a cheery smile from Kai-lan!
Give your heart and your love to someone special this Valentine's Day.
Share a heart as big as Kai-lan's with someone special.
It's wall to wall fun with these Kai-lan stickers
Show your kids how to tell time with this paper plate peek-a-boo clock!
Make a simple decoration that's SUPER cute
Use words--and make a face--to explore feelings together this no-sew pillow
An imaginative stage for your kid's imaginative mind
Say "ni hao" with the el-egg-ant springtime craft from Kai-lan
We'll shed some light on how to put recyclable jars to good use!
Nothing says "Gong Hay Fat Choy" more than these hand-made money envelopes!
Wear your heart on your CD sleeve this Valentine's Day!
Let sweet holiday wishes bloom with these simple, customized cookie boxes.
Pick, print, tape -- PRESTO! Enchanting lanterns to put on display!
Turn your preschooler into Kai-lan's koala pal, Tolee!
Your kids will roar with delight once you transform them into this friendly tiger!
For the cutest costume at a party, come as Tolee!
A creative paper craft that becomes child's play
Take the game outside or inside and toss to your heart's desire
Your kid's kicks are kickin' with these decorative shoelace covers
Cool off with a little help from Kai-lan
A handy case with a friendly face!
It's perfect for your kids' Pop!
Make a super special card for Mom!
Kai-lan and friends are preparing for spring. Watch their garden grow!
Go, tiger! Step it up with a craft from Kai-lan's best friend
All aboard the Kai-lan Express! Next stop, fun and creativity for you and your child.
Let Tolee's favorite friend give you a hand at bathtime.
Jump in the tub with Hoho!