We are a musical family. I proudly claim this because one third of us is musical… My husband. Unfortunately, I couldn’t hold a tune to save my life and Buddy is too young to show any true prowess yet. The Train Driver on the other hand is classically trained and music is a very important part of his life.
When we discovered we were expecting, we both agreed that we would like to encourage Buddy to learn an instrument if he shows an interest. We have a music corner in the living room filled with tambourines, shakers, rain makers and now we have a drum kit.
This was great fun to make and super simple too!
How to make a Drum Kit
Our Drum Kit is made from
2 formula tins
1 small cake baking tin
1 large cake baking tin
1 kitchen roll holder.
I covered each of the formula tins in glittery foam and stuck them down with superglue. They take a few hours to dry completely. I found it easier to glue the foam with the lid on the can – the first time I did this I took the lid off and it was really difficult to put it back on again!
I used the smaller cake baking tin as the bass drum and the larger cake baking tin as a cymbal because the larger one has a great tinny sound!
I attached the cymbal to the kitchen roll holder using duck tape.
Buddy had a great time playing with his drum kit. It makes a brilliant noise and he loves his full size drumsticks which were a gift from his Grandad.
Buddy loves making noise and this drum kit certainly gave my saucepans a few days respite! We have been making lots of homemade instruments and toys recently so keep checking in!
If you like this, you may enjoy some of out other homemade toys. Try our Peek-a-boo Baby Wipe Lids or our Cardboard Post Box.
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26 thoughts on “Homemade Drum Kit”
This is genius! I have several formula tins laying around and will definitely be making this simple, yet wonderful toy for my daughter. Seeing as she loves to make noise and drum on anything and everything, I’m sure this will indulge her interest. Thank you so much for sharing!
ah love homemade instruments and your drum kit is fab! 🙂 xx #letkidsbekids
Oh wow, this looks so much fun! I want some! x
It was really great fun! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Oh, my! This looks like so much fun! I bet both of my kiddos would be into this. Thanks for the idea!!
I’m so glad you liked it! I put a shout out on Facebook for people to donate formula tins and was so surprised with how many people donated! We now have lots of tin crafts lined up 🙂 thank you for visiting
What a snazzy drum kit! Our whole family is totally unmusical but the children have a selection of toy instruments which they use until my ears bleed 🙂
Haha i love this! Buddy loves making noise! We’re on holiday at the minute and I’ve had to leave a couple of cupboards free for him filled with saucepans just to let him make a racket!
Great idea, my girls love their harmonicas, much much more than we do!! #letkidsbekids
Such a cute, simple drum kit! It’s great to encourage kids into music. He looks like he’s enjoying it.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids
Thanks Karen! We enjoyed playing with it!
I love that they sparkle! Drums are always a hit in our home 🙂
I love a bit of sparkle too! It’s always nice to have a little added glitter although I imagine Buddy won’t be quite so keen on it as he gets older!
My daughter LOVES drumming too! I like the glittery foam – I usually don’t bother to decorate because she’s happy just banging away, but it really makes it pretty!
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