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My kids love a chance to make some noise. Singing, playing our piano or guitar, making music with kid made musical instruments — they love all of that.
And while they’re not above banging on plain ol’ pots and pans, sometimes it’s fun to spend some time making instruments from household items, too.
This drum was pretty simple. We took an empty oatmeal canister, some scrapbook paper, and some glue.
We ripped the paper into strips to give it a little shabby chic look (and ‘cuz it’s fun to rip stuff up!), and glued the strips around the canister. Then — bang away!
We also made egg shakers. Fill a plastic Easter egg with uncooked rice or dried beans, close it and tape the sides to keep the eggs from breaking open, and shake shake shake! (you can put the rubber band around your egg, too, if you want but I found it wasn’t necessary)
Orrrrrr — you can just go old school.
This works on both glass Coca-Cola™ bottles or the plastic ones (the plastic ones might take a little more practice, but I made a pretty good noise!). I found our Coca-Cola Share a Coke and a Song bottles at our neighborhood Safeway. (Also, I shared my selfie…read on to see how to share yours and enter to win some prizes…)
My kids are getting older. We’re starting to go to their piano recitals and orchestra and band performances and everyone’s just growing up so fast.
This one…the youngest…is actually graduating preschool today (sniffle…tears…).
So when the kids come home, and goof off, and bang on an oatmeal drum or blow on a Coca-Cola bottle or bang on pans, it makes me feel good. They may be getting older, but they’re still not too big to make some noise, have some fun, and celebrate good times. I hope it lasts for a good long time.
You can enter to win the Share a Coke Sweepstakes at cokeplaytowin.com/shareacokesweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the American Music Awards and more.
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