How to Make a Coffee Can Drum

I have a fun craft for the youngest of crafters.  Today I’m going to show you how to make a coffee can drum.  What child doesn’t love playing drums?  They all love playing the drums.  This drum is made from a coffee can, denim and some other materials you probably have at home.  Once you have made the drum simply grab a couple of pencils or any wooden sticks and your drums are good to go.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make this, step by step.


Materials Needed

– aluminum coffee can with plastic lid
– colored paper
– denim
– yarn
– glue
– pencil
– scissors


Step 1

Cut the paper the same height as the can.



Step 2

Apply a layer of glue on the paper…

… and place it on the can.


Step 3

Cut a rectangle out of the denim.


Step 4

Take the plastic lid and add a layer of glue on it’s exterior side…

… then place it on the denim rectangle. Let the glue dry.


Step 5

Close the coffee can.


Step 6

Cut a generous piece of yarn…

… and spin it around the can, just under the lid.


Step 7

Do the same on the lower part of the can.


Step 8

Your drum is ready. You can use two pencils or any wooden sticks to play it.

Wasn’t that easy peasy?!  Now, your drum is all ready to play all day long.  How did your Coffee Can Drum turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  Also, you can add a picture of your drum to the comments as well… that way I can see how it turned out.

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