Making Kids' Toy Rattle Drums

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May 24, 2019

Kid Toy Rattle Drum - both rattle drums finishedThe kids are enjoying music right now. Here is a rattle toy drum (twist straw to play) - we made this in two versions - one with a metal jar cap and one with a ribbon cardboard roll.


Total Time: 25 minutes


  • metal cap
  • ribbon
  • ribbon cardboard roll
  • straw
  • hot glue
  • ribbon
  • wood beads
  • scissors
  • construction paper/glittery paper
Kid Toy Rattle Drum - supplies


    Metal Rattle Drum Version

    1. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon and hot glue the ends on the inside of the jar cap (horizontally).
    2. Kid Toy Rattle Drum - gluing first piece of ribbon to the inside of the jar lid
      Kid Toy Rattle Drum - glue second one opposite the first
    3. On each side - thread on a bead and knot.
    4. Kid Toy Rattle Drum - thread beads on the ribbon and knot in place
    5. Hot glue a straw in the center of jar lid bottom. (You can use a chopstick if you'd like.)
    6. Kid Toy Rattle Drum - lid with beaded ribbons in place

    7. Trace around the jar lid onto a piece of construction paper/glittery paper and cut it a bit smaller/adjust to fit inside of the cap. Then glue into place.
    8. Kid Toy Rattle Drum - tracing around the jar lid
      Kid Toy Rattle Drum - glue the paper circle inside the lid over the ribbon ends

    Paper Ribbon Spool Rattle Drum Version

    1. Here you will use the paper ribbon roll. Repeat using the same concept as with the metal rattle drum version. To decorate trace onto construction paper/glittery paper and glue a circle to one side of the ribbon spool.
    2. Kid Toy Rattle Drum - trace the ribbon spoon and repeat steps
    3. Hot glue a straw at the bottom. Then, hot glue ribbons to the sides. Thread beads in place and secure with a knot. Then, they are ready to play with!
    4. Kid Toy Rattle Drum - adding beaded ribbon to the spool sides and gluing on the straw

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    May 30, 20190 found this helpful

    I had one of these in Japan when I was a kid- Loved it. Thanks for the memories and the easy DIY!

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