Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sound Instructions - Drums.

Get a cylindrical container, *It has to empty. It can be anything Oatmeal container, Popcorn Tin, a raisin Jar.

Get the right balloon for your container. Balloons have different size’s, make sure that you get the right shape for your drums.

Cut off the mouthpiece, cut it a little bit below the huge bit. Once you have done, you can then discard the mouthpiece.

Stretch the balloon over the container, and make sure that there is some on the edge.

Keep the balloon on the drum. Once the balloon is nice and secured you the use a non inflated skinny *twisting balloon around it.  

Once you have finished, you can decorate your drum, by using coloured paper. You can also make little shapes to put it on the drum, make sure you have parent to help you on this bit! Look below, to find out how to make drum stick, it’ll make a great sound.

Try making a drumsticks, it’ll make a way better sound. To make it, crumple up a bunch of tissue papers, then tape to the end of a pencil and start hitting your drum, if you want to make another one, repeat this method.


Homemade drums, can be played anyhow. The drums, are just like guitars it has an hollow hole down the middle. Did you know when you cover the container with the balloon, it still can make an vibration how you say? Well the vibration is made when you hit the drum sticks against the drums, when you hit the top of the drum it vibrates, and that’s what pushes the sound wave’s to bounce around.

The homemade drums, can make different sounds. The bigger the container the lower the pitch is, the smaller the container is the higher the pitch is. Homemade drums can be made out of anything, it can be made out of plastic bags, as well as balloons.

No comments:

Post a Comment