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Friday, December 30, 2011

Make a Spin Drum for New Years

Is everyone ready to welcome in a new year? We are going to a party at my brother-in-law’s house and I figured we’d bring all the noise we could, so my boys and I made these cute little spin drums:P1020834

Inspired by Disney Family Fun, these little drums are easy to make, and you can make them from whatever you have lying around…we used a juice canister, the accompanying lid, cardboard, hot glue, yarn, beads, paint and sticks from outside for our drums. Look around to see what you already have on hand!

Cut the canister or container you are using to the width desired. I was able to make two drums from one juice canister.P1020828

Have your kids decorate their drums with paint, markers, glitter, etc.P1020829

Punch two holes in the sides of the drum and cut a hole to put the stick through the bottom. Use hot glue to secure the stick. String some yarn through the holes, making sure both ends are long enough to tie around a bead and still reach around to the drum as seen below.P1020833

Hot glue the lid of the canister or some cardboard to the front and back of the drum. Tie beads on to the yarn and let the noisy festivities begin!P1020834

I’m linking up to Preschool Corner Friday, What Are Little Boys Made Of?, Frugal Friday, Friday Link Party, Fancy This Friday, Friday Fun Finds, Friday Frolic, and Friday Favorites.


  1. what a neat idea - we might have to try this, thanks !

  2. How cute! We're going to a friend's house, and our kids are all so small they probably won't make it to the actual celebration time!

  3. Hi Judy, what a novel idea. I'm sure the kiddies will find that loads of fun. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. Ooooh, what a cool project. I pinned it on my New Years Eve board so I will remember it for next year! Hope you guys had a fun New Years :D

  5. A very fun project to do with the kids. Thanks for posting the idea. I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

    Happy New Year!

  6. Oooh you drums look lovely! :-)

    Happy (Chinese) New Year!!