DIY : Music Instrument

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015 , , , , ,

I was really enjoy when I can do something special with my children ie.cooking, baking, gardening, drawing, clean-up the house and do some crafts with them.

And today, I am going to share with you on how to make a music instrument using an empty tin can.



Materials :

1) Empty  Tin Can - We are fortunate enough since Japan is a clean country. I brought my children to the trash 'house' and  let them select their own can. Japanese will wash their empty can  and bottle before they throw it away. Hence, we don't have any bad feelings to deal with the trash here. :)

2) Balloon - 28cm / 11inch

3) Glue

4) Felt/ fancy sticker / colour paper / ribbon

5) Chopstick / stick / pencil

6) Rice / lentils / peanuts


Methods :

1) Begin by putting a small handful of peanuts or rice or lentils into an empty can. For the safety reason, please ENSURE the tin can has a smooth edges.

2) Cut the the end off the balloon and simple stretch over the end of the tin.

3) Get the color paper and cover the tin can. Next, use your fancy sticker, felt and ribbon for decoration purposes. 

4) It's done!. Enjoy your balloon bongo and shaker














Wait! it also can transform to a bowling tin can!. Best kan? :)








1. Begin by putting a small handful of rice or lentils into an empty tin can. PLEASE make sure the tin can has smooth edges (you can buy tin openers that open tins without leaving a sharp edge).
2. Cut the end off the balloon and simply stretch over the end of the tin.
3. Secure the balloon with an elastic band and Bob’s your uncle!
I gave my son a couple of chopsticks so he could play the edge of the tincan like a güiro.
- See more at: http://www.minieco.co.uk/balloon-bongo-rice-shaker-guiro/#sthash.IWoTaVKs.dpuf
1. Begin by putting a small handful of rice or lentils into an empty tin can. PLEASE make sure the tin can has smooth edges (you can buy tin openers that open tins without leaving a sharp edge).
2. Cut the end off the balloon and simply stretch over the end of the tin.
3. Secure the balloon with an elastic band and Bob’s your uncle!
I gave my son a couple of chopsticks so he could play the edge of the tincan like a güiro.
- See more at: http://www.minieco.co.uk/balloon-bongo-rice-shaker-guiro/#sthash.IWoTaVKs.dpuf

1. Begin by putting a small handful of rice or lentils into an empty tin can. PLEASE make sure the tin can has smooth edges (you can buy tin openers that open tins without leaving a sharp edge).
2. Cut the end off the balloon and simply stretch over the end of the tin.
3. Secure the balloon with an elastic band and Bob’s your uncle!
I gave my son a couple of chopsticks so he could play the edge of the tincan like a güiro.
- See more at: http://www.minieco.co.uk/balloon-bongo-rice-shaker-guiro/#sthash.IWoTaVKs.dpuf



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