Bead Drum

Get your family band jamming with bead drums made from household items.

What You Need:

This eye-catching design adds
color to any musical instrument.

  • 2 sturdy paper plates
  • Markers
  • Paper punch
  • 9 wood beads
  • Twine (nine 10-inch lengths)
  • Thick white crafts glue
  • Dowel
  • Ruler

Instructions:

1. With markers, make colorful patterns on the outside of each paper plate.

2. Holding the plates together with the tops facing, punch nine holes equally spaced around the edges. Tie a length of twine through each hole, knotting it at the hole and leaving the ends about 4 inches long. Thread a bead onto one of the ends and tie the two ends together, leaving ends about 1/2 inch long.

3. Glue a dowel between the plates. Let the glue dry.