Balloon drum is a fun project I do with my son. It is really easy and a great way to keep a toddler busy for few minutes. I usually use burst balloons to create drums, but a new balloons are good too. If the burst balloon is suitable and large enough to stretch over a tin or cup, then I use those to create a drum for him.
For the balloon drums, I always use plastic cups, so I don’t have to worry about sharp edges of the tins. But, I guess it gives good sound with an empty tin than with a plastic cup.
Here is what we did to create this balloon drum.
Things that you will need:
Empty can or a plastic cup
Elastic band/rubber band
Sticks (pencils are fine too)
How to make a balloon drum?
Making a balloon drum is really easy and it is a no brain task.
Simply cut the end of the balloon. Stretch the balloon over the tin or cup.
Use the elastic band to secure the balloon over the cup.
A balloon drum is done. Give it to your kid with a pair of sticks.
This is great as an earth day activity too as this project involve a burst balloon skin and an empty tin.
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