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Coffee Can Drum


Materials

  • Empty coffee can with 2 plastic lids
  • Contact paper or your child's artwork
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Empty thread spool

Directions

  1. You can create a drum for your child by cutting the bottom out of a coffee can and covering the can with contact paper (or letting your child draw a picture on some paper and gluing it around the can).
  2. Glue plastic lids on each end of the can.
  3. Create a drumstick by gluing the lead end of a pencil into the hole of an empty thread spool.
  4. For a variation, an empty paper towel roll and an empty oatmeal box will make a soft but authentic drum for your toddler.

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Copyright © 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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