How to Make Musical Instruments for Kids

Pie Pan Tambourine Craft

A finished pie pan tambourine in action.
A finished pie pan tambourine in action.
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If keeping time to the music is your kids' favorite pastime, have them ring in some fun with this easy-to-make pie pan tambourine. You'll need to help them with a few of the steps here.

What You'll Need:

  • Foil pie pan
  • Nail
  • File or hammer
  • Jingle bells
  • Yarn or string

Step 1: Punch holes in the edges of an aluminum foil pie pan with a nail. Help kids smooth the sharp edges of the holes with a file or hammer.

Step 2: At each hole, tie a small jingle bell to the pan with yarn or string. Now jingle those bells -- you'll have a rhythmic adventure you won't be able to resist.

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