Children's timbale with cocoa can

timpani for children

This kettledrum for children it's a fun and easy way to recycle an empty can of cocoa powder. Those containers that you always have at home, are ideal to turn into games with which the little ones will have a great time.

Percussion instruments are fundamental in the development of the little ones. And with this kettledrum, your little ones will be able to practice their motor skills, while developing the ear and other skills as important as concentration.

Recycled children's timbale

The materials we will need to create a kettledrum for children are as follows:

  • A tin empty cocoa powder
  • Goma EVA of the chosen color
  • A square of cloth felt
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • Tape decorative rustic
  • Heat-adhesive gun and sticks

Step by step

First we are going to place the can on the EVA foam to mark the measures that we will need to line the container. We gently press the edges to mark the figure on the material.

Step 2:

Now we cut and test if Measurements are correct before pasting. If necessary we rectify with scissors.

Step 3:

To glue the EVA foam to the can, we put a thin strip of silicone hot on one side. Place carefully on the can.

Step 4:

To fix the other end we put another row of hot silicone. We press with our fingers so that the can is well lined.

Step 5:

Now we are going to decorate the timbale. First we put a strip of rustic tape of a color, creating geometric figures all over the drum.

Step 6:

After we put another strip of another color at the base to cover the joints. Carefully put a small amount of silicone to stick the material.

Step 7:

Now cut out a square of felt fabric to create the base of the timpani.

Step 8:

To finish we place a decorative strip on the felt base. We make a knot and voila, we already have a simple but fun timbale recycled for the little ones.


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