Music Crafts


Bongo Drum for Kids
­Caribbean bongo drum
­Caribbean bongo drum

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
  • Markers
  • Craft glue
  • Ribbon

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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