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Get ready to shake, dance, and sing! Create a colorful metallic tambourine and perform with your own band. You've got rhythm!
Tambourines are fun to play and easy to make. Maybe that's why they have been part of so many different cultures for hundreds of years. This is one way to make your own rhythm instrument. You'll need two heavy paper bowls or plates.
Punch several evenly-spaced holes in the rim of one bowl or plate. Put the other bowl rim-to-rim with the first one. Mark the placement of the holes on the second bowl with a Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Punch holes to match the first set.
Decorate the outside of your tambourine with Crayola Crayons. You might use musical symbols, dancers, or some other design.
To create a space for your jangling metal washers, hold the bowls so their rims face each other. String three or four buttons or a wooden bead between the rims at every other set of holes. Cut heavy string with Crayola Scissors. Pass it into the bottom ho
If you want to make lots of sound, place something that rattles inside the tambourine. Large buttons or plastic milk carton lids work well. Make sure the items are larger than the open edges in your tambourine.
Put metal washers in the empty spaces between the buttons. Stick a brass paper fastener into the top hole, then through two or more washers (make sure they have room to rattle against each other), then through the bottom hole. Bend the fastener. Cover the
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