Dry cleaning hanger that has a rod
Large'ish plastic container
Paint or Tissue Paper squares
Satin Ribbon- a lot!
First, remove the rod from the hanger and break or cut it in half. The rods tend to be sticky, so I prefer to wrap them using the colored tape. These are your drum sticks.
Next, you can paint the containers, but I prefer to Mod Podge tissue paper squares to the container, because they will seal better.. The paint will flake off right away, requiring a teacher to apply Mod Podge almost as soon as the paint is dry. A fun Holiday effect is to sprinkle glitter onto the mod Podge while it's still wet!
Once dry, an optional idea is to glue gun a length of ribbon to the container so that the kids can wear their drums!
Your drums are complete! Have fun singing and making music! When I've done this, I taught the kids to beat with alternating sticks, or both at the same time and follow commands to start and stop so that it wouldn't get out of hand! They had a great time!!!