Today we are joined by Thaleia from Something 2 Offer as part of our Five Senses Play Challenge. Here is how to make quick and easy homemade drum and drumsticks. Thaleia writes about homeschooling and parenting four very active learners ages 1 1/2 to 12 years old. Their latest adventure is dealing daily with Type 1 Diabetes and all that entails. She has always been creatively distracted but has a heart for finding frugal activities fir her family. If you like American History then join in their ABC’s of American History series on Tuesdays through June. Something 2 Offer continues our Sense of Hearing week.
I am excited to be here today sharing our homemade drum and drumsticks. Since we homeschool on a very frugal budget I try to find things all year long for my children that are fun and budget friendly. A few years ago our local park district offered Summer Day Camps. Each week was a different theme including Arts and Music.
I signed both Eldest and Princess up in a heartbeat. Each morning they went to camp for 3 hours and had a glorious time. They made some very unique items each day and by the end of the week they got to showcase those items on Family Day.
My kids enjoyed this week of camp so much that they signed up again the next Summer so we now have 4 very unique but easy to make drums. And of course if you have drums you will need drumsticks!
The drums were made ahead of time by the Parks Department but can be very easily made at home using either a wooden picture frame, embroidery hoop, or 1×1 wood scraps and clear packaging tape. You take the tape and wrap it around the frame slightly overlapping with each pass. You can start top to bottom or left to right but you will need to wrap the tape both directions to create a sturdy drum.
Here are some close up pictures of the drum frames:
For the drumsticks we re-purposed some common items around our house. We used bamboo skewers or chopsticks from the local Chinese Restaurant from drumstick handles. For the ends we used wooden beads or small rubber bouncy ball or beads from a broken beaded vehicle seat cover. The idea isn’t to spend a ton of money but have fun using things you have around your house!
We have been thinking of ways to bring our regular play into the world of American Doll sized play. Princess and I made a miniature drum using a small embroidery hoop. You can see the step-by-step tutorial on our post: American Girl Doll sized Drum and Drumsticks
Thank you to Something 2 Offer for sharing their quick and easy home made drums and drumsticks. This guest post is part of our Five Senses Play Challenge, for the sense of hearing. Click here for more hearing activity inspiration.
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