Tom Tom Drum

7-10 year olds | half hour

Make a tom tom drum using recycled materials like an oatmeal container. Let your children be creative by decorating their drums before releasing their energy through drum beating.

What You'll Need

  • Oatmeal container
  • 2 balloons
  • Paper
  • Markers, etc. for decorating the drum
  • 2 elastic bands
  • Pencil with eraser


  1. Cover an oatmeal container with paper.
  2. Decorate the paper.
  3. Punch out the bottom of the container.
  4. Take two balloons and cut out the narrow part of the balloons.
  5. Stretch one balloon over one end of the container.
  6. Have another person put an elastic band over the stretched balloon.
  7. Stretch the other balloon on the other end of the container, and place an elastic band over the stretched balloon.
  8. Get a pencil with an eraser at the end to use as the drumstick.
  9. Your tom tom drum is ready to play with!

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