This was a fun last minute craft idea I came up with one day while trying to keep the girls busy. As it turns out, my daughters actually really liked this little set we made with household scraps. I suppose they’re not as high maintenance as I thought. I guess I’ll be saving a lot of money from now on. Haha. Check out this DIY Drum Set for Kids.
What We Used:
- Empty Oatmeal Tubes
- Scrap pieces of fabric or felt
- Brown paper bags or other paper
- 6-inch Lollipop Sticks
- Hot Glue
- Floral Wire (Optional)
Wrap oatmeal container in fabric of choice. Use hot glue to secure. You can leave the top and bottomside uncovered if you wish.
Using a piece of tape at each end, attach a strip of twine across the length of the container. Secure to top and bottom. Continue this around the container, spacing each piece about 2-3in apart.
Cut out a large circle of paper at least 7in in diameter and secure to top of oatmeal container (preferably side with the lid). Secure with hot glue, then add a piece of twine around the edge of glued circle. Add tape to twine if needed.
Your drum is complete.
For the drumsticks, I literally just balled up a piece of scrap paper, and wrapped some felt around it. I secured it to the stick by applying some hot glue to the top of the stick, and a 1in strip of hot glue down the side of it, and placing it into my little felt ball. I then secured the felt to the stick by twisting a bit of floral wire around the bottom as an extra measure.
Rock out! 🙂
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