Tutorial: Quiet Drums
I whipped these up sometime during December for one of our Advent Calendar activities. These were great for William and he loved them! Aldous plays too rough with them, really, so I wouldn't recommend these for children three and under. Probably not even for more gentle children because the parts could be choking hazards.
What you need: empty cans, masking tape, balloons, felt, hot glue gun, marker...optional bells on a string.
Use a piece of tape over the sharp edge, just in case.
cut the neck off of a round balloon, just past where the neck begins to expand into the ball part. You may have to practice to get the right spot, but marked the place w/ marker on mine so you could see where to cut.
Using a length of duct tape, wrap it around to hold the edge of the balloon down. Try to have the tape edge align with the edge of the can.
Cut out the circle JUST inside your traced line.
Here are the boys jamming away, with chop sticks! You can use popsicle sticks, pencils, etc.
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