African drums

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How to make an African drum and a percussion shaker


Clean empty 500/600ml plastic bottle with cap (ask parents to supply)
Clean empty food-type tin can with ring pull lid (ask parents to supply)
Pens, paper
Greaseproof paper
Rice or dried pasta


Provide examples of both instruments for the Beavers to look at. YP then draws an African tribal-style pattern on a piece of paper cut to fit either the can or bottle and sticks it on. To make the drum you then cover the decorated can with greaseprrof paper and fix securely with a rubber band. To make the shaker, half fill the bottle with the dried pasta or rice on secure the lid. MAKE SURE BEAVERS PUT THEIR NAMES ON THE BOTTOM!


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