Bongo Drum for Kids
Use your bongo drum to create different sounds with your fingertips or with the palm and heel of your hand.
What You'll Need:
- Oatmeal carton
- Construction paper
- Blunt scissors
- Craft glue
Step 1: Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around an oatmeal carton. Draw a picture of palm trees on the paper for a Caribbean design.
Step 2: Wrap the paper around the oatmeal carton with the design facing out. Glue it in place.
Step 3: To make a strap, have an adult poke a hole in each side of the carton near the top. Remove the lid. Cut a long piece of ribbon. Thread the ends through each hole and tie a double knot in each end. Put the lid back on the carton.
Step 4: Place the strap over your shoulders, and march around while you beat a rhythm on the lid.
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