Marina's Found-Sound Drums

Marina's Found-Sound Drums

Recycle cans, plastic containers, and shoe boxes to make the perfect percussion instrument.

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Marina's Found-Sound Drums

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Make Music with Us
Music skills include: singing or playing instruments, dancing and moving, appreciating different styles of music, and understanding concepts like rhythm and dynamics.
Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • Two large shoe boxes
  • Colored construction paper or wrapping paper
  • Small tin can
  • Yogurt container
  • Disposable pie tin
  • Craft glue
  • Ribbon
  • Pencils (for drumming)
  • Wire hanger
  • Printable Fresh Beat Band Stickers

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Turn one shoe box upside down and make sure your tin can and yogurt containers can fit on top of it, side by side.

  2. Step 2

    Use craft glue to cover the shoe box with construction paper. If you don't have any construction paper on hand, try using wrapping paper.

  3. Step 3

    Cover the cut end of the tin can with masking tape, electrical tape, or colored reflective tape from an office-supply store. Cover the tin can and yogurt container with stickers or construction paper. Then glue them to the shoe box.

  4. Step 4

    Decorate your shoe boxes with Printable Fresh-Beat Band borders, stickers, and ribbon. Get creative!

  5. Step 5

    Bend the wire hanger into a diamond shape, and bend the tip of the hook up in a V-shape (Parents will want to do this part).

  6. Step 6

    Cut an 8-inch piece of ribbon and tie it to the tip of the hooked end of the hanger. Using a scissor, cut a small hole in the center of the pie tin. Feed the ribbon through the hole and tie a small knot. (Parents should do this part).

  7. Step 7

    Tape the wire hanger to the side of the show box, enabling the pie tin to hang down like a cymbal.

  8. Step 8

    Allow 30 minutes of drying time, and then grab your pencils and drum away!

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