One of our preschool activities this week was learning about The Little Drummer Boy. It’s not a story from the Bible, but it is a great Christmas song and story. To add to the story, we created a homemade drum! I had been saving a hot chocolate tub for a while because I knew it would be good for a craft someday. Turns out, it was perfect for making a drum!
Here’s what you need for the homemade drum:
- large canister (like a hot chocolate one)
- hot glue gun (or some other type of glue)
- pipe cleaners
- drill (or something to poke a hole with!)
If you want your drum to hang around your neck, then start by by drilling 2 holes on either side of the canister. Then thread the rope into the hole and tie a knot so it stays inside the canister. Then place the lid back on the canister.
I made the mistake of adding paper around the canister first and then I had to do “surgery” on the drum to get the rope in the hole!
Then cover the canister with paper and glue it on. I used a hot glue gun because it glues well and the glue dries quickly.
I added some yellow paper to the top and bottom of the red paper. I also glued this down with a hot glue gun.
Then I glued on pipe cleaners and bells to decorate it. And that’s all you need to do to make a homemade drum!
Y0u can pat the drum with your hands or use sticks! The boys LOVED playing with the drum! It actually sounded like a drum! And the bells were a nice addition!
I love this time of year…so many wonderful Christmas activities to celebrate the gift of our Savior!
Samuel T. Cummins says
This is great. Thanks for sharing beautiful idea Angela. My boys love to play music. So far they only have toy instruments but they love playing them and singing too! Always singing and we always encourage music in our home weather it be singing or playing music instrument.
Gude @HodgePodgeCraft says
My youngest would love this – EVERYTHING is a drum to him at the moment! 😉
Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials this week
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Angela Thayer says
That’s great to hear!! And so funny that everything is a drum!