Toy Spin Drum

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If your little ones are itching to be the stars of the show, give them a drum solo! They’ll love making music with an instrument, customized just for them. What this drum lacks in size, it makes up for in style—especially with the help of the P-touch Embellish tape and tibbon printer.

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We started with soup lids, wrapped them in custom printed tape and created ribbons to produce an instrument worthy of a future superstar. Every icon needs their signature look, so let your kids choose the symbols, words, and patterns that suit their personality best.

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Rock on, little ones! Go march to the beat of your own spin drum!

What you’ll need:

  • Two cardboard to-go soup lids
  • Patterned craft paper
  • Colored tape to match paper
  • Foam paintbrush
  • P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape Printer
  • P-touch Embellish pastel pink, berry pink tape, gold on pink ribbon
  • Two wooden beads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Make it:

1. Trace the soup lids onto the paper, trim to fit the top of the lids and glue in place.

2. Add colored tape to the edge of each lid to create a solid rim; fold any extra tape inside.

3. Trace the bottom of the foam paintbrush handle onto the edges of both soup lids and cut out. Glue the paintbrush into one lid, adding glue to the foam and on the dowel.

4. Print two six-inch ribbons with whichever pattern or words you’d like (we chose the musical note symbol) and glue them to the inside edges of the lid on opposite sides of the paintbrush.

5. Glue the second lid on top of the first by adding glue to the foam. If you need more height to make it reach, glue small pieces of cardboard to the foam.

6. Print two six-inch strips of tape with whichever pattern or words you’d like and, starting at the middle top, stick them on your drum covering the seam between the lids. Tip: when you reach the ribbon, cut the tape and make a vertical cut to go around the ribbon.

7. Tie a bead on the end of each ribbon. Make sure the bead is at the right length to hit the drum when it’s spun then cut off excess ribbon and add hot glue to secure.

Thanks to Brother for sponsoring this post and providing crafters with a new tool for our trade! 

March 21, 2018| Early Elementary, Everyday Crafts, Preschool, Toddler, Toddler, Toys, Uncategorized