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Over the summer, we made some homemade musical instruments and had so much fun with them. So, I decidecd to try another kind of instrument this week. We made some bead drums and they were really a hit with the kids.
I actually saw these in a magazine, but it was instructions with wood. Since I have zero carpentry skills, I thought we would give it a go with cardboard. That’s more my skill level!
How to Make Homemade Bead Drums:
To make these little musical instruments, I just cut the shape above out of cardboard- kind of like a ping-pong paddle shape.
I let my kids paint them any color of their choice. We let one side dry then painted the other as well.
After the paint dried I poked 3 holes on each side of the top of the paddle shape. You can do this with a ice pick or a screw driver
To make music with them, just shake them and the beads swing and hit the paddle center making a fun drumming noise. My kids thought they were pretty great and had fun making music and playing along with other music.
Aren’t these bead drums fun? What kinds of homemade musical instruments have you made with your kids?