Age3 to 6 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
- 1 plastic flower top with a radius smaller than 20 cm
- 1 standard (A4) page of printing paper, the thicker the better
- 1 handy Pritt glue stick
The drum is one of the oldest instruments known to man. We have been making drums for over 5000 years. The drum is used in many cultures all over the world. We make music on a drum by beating a rhythmic beat on the head of the drum. You can use your hands or a pair of drumsticks to create the rhythmic sounds.
Collect all of your tools and materials.
Place a generous amount of Pritt Glue to the rim of the flowerpot.
Place the piece of paper on a flat surface and then put the flowerpot onto the paper facing down. Let the glue dry for 5 minutes.
Once the glue has dried, you can use a pair of scissors to cut the excess paper off.
You can round the edges of the paper and push the paper flat with your finger.
Extra task: Make some drumsticks
Many drummers like to use drumsticks to play music. The reason is that they can move the drumsticks faster than their hands, which allows them to create a faster rhythm. The following project will show you how to make your very own drumsticks. You will need to ask an adult, like your mum or dad, to help you with this project.
- 2 squares of toilet paper
- 2 wooden sticks between 20 cm – 30 cm long
- 1 mum or dad
- 1 handy Pritt Stick
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 standard home oven
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 washcloth
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Ask an adult to help you with this.
Dip the washcloth into the water and douse until wet. Then rub the wooden sticks with the cloth until they are wet.
Pull the sheets of one piece of toilet paper apart from one another.
Place Pritt Glue all over one side of the toilet paper.
Roll the glued toilet paper into a tight ball around the end of the stick.
Place your fingers into the cup of water until your fingers are wet.
Now use your wet fingers to mould and shape the toilet paper into a tight small ball at the end of the stick.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 to create a second drumstick.
With the help of an adult, place the two drumsticks into the oven for 10 minutes.
With the help of an adult, remove the two drumsticks from the oven after 10 minutes. Then allow them to dry for another 10 minutes.
And that’s it!
You are ready to make some music with your flowerpot drum and your own drumsticks.
We hope you have a lot of fun with your Pritt drum and drumsticks.
We would love to see pictures of your drum. You can ask your mum or dad to post your pictures on our Facebook wall at “Pritt world”.