Music Art : Tin Can Drums
June 15, 2011 by 21 Comments
We’ve been on a tin can binge,
so Henry and I had to make these drums from tin cans, too!
During my hunt for balloon ideas,
Since Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and his Dad used to be a drummer,
I thought these would make a perfect gift from Henry!
[I may fill them up with some goodies before Sunday, too!]
As always, working beside Henry always proves to be more productive
than just watching and telling him what to do.
Henry started painting with green paint.
Covering the entire tin can in green.
Inside and out.
[No worries on a sharp edge on these cans, these came from Grandma - yes we had to raid her recycling bin - and her can opener creates a nice, smooth edge!]
He added a splash of orange and blue to his tin can for a little color.
He only painted the one can,
but I was impressed with the amount of time he spent to cover it completely.
Once the paint dried,
I cut off the end of a balloon and slipped it over the top of the tin can.
[If there ends up with a little bubble in the middle of the balloon,
take if off and snip a little more off the end and try again.]
I added a second layer of balloon to two of the drums and snipped holes in it like Quirky Momma did with her tin can drums.
I also had added rice, pasta and some rocks to each of the tin cans to make shakers!
Henry shook them to hear their different noises.
He also drummed them loudly, having lots of fun!
Happy Father’s Day Dad!
Love, Henry & George
Our other tin can activities: