paper cup drums

Home-Made Paper Cup Drums

Here, I’ll show you how to create paper cup drums in 5 minutes or less. This is a very simply musical instrument craft for young children (with a little help from an adult).

To create a paper cup drum, you will need:

  • A paper cup
  • A thin piece of cardboard
  • Duct tape or sticky tape
  • 2 paper straws (these are often stronger than plastic straws)
  • Anything to decorate your paper cup drum with such as beads or pom poms (optional)
  • Double sided tape if you are sticking decorative items like pom poms on your cup (optional)

Here is the method for creating this musical instrument:

Step 1:

Use the top of the cup to draw a circle on the cardboard (see image below).

instrument craft

Step 2

Stick the cardboard circle on the top of the cup using the duct tape or sticky tape.

Step 3

If you have a plain cup which you would like to decorate then you can do so now using beads, pom poms or whatever you choose – you will need double sided tape to stick these on with.

Step 4

Now you and your little one can play the paper cup drums using the straws as drum sticks.

And there you have it, your home-made paper cup drum. I hope you and your little one enjoyed this musical craft.

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