DIY Drums for Kids
- Oatmeal or Grits round container (these are cardboard -- found in the breakfast foods aisle)
- 2-3 thick rubberbands
- Old Leather Purse
- Fabric Scissors and possibly sewing needle/thread or machine
Directions:1. Consider this your opportunity to try grits. They can be quite yummy. Use up the entire cardboard container, toss the lid and clean it out. Let the kids paint or color the container. Now it is ready for a top.
2. Trace a circle 2 inches larger than the circumference of the carboard tube top from an old leather purse or jacket. I source leather from the thrift store -- old purses from the 50's-60's are abundant for a dollar or two. The drum on the left is a whitish leather while the brown is the inside out, suede finish from a brown purse. You can use other materials, but real leathher makes the best "THUMP THUMP THUMP" for your drum!
4. Pull the leather tightly across the top of the container and secure with a few thick rubberbands.