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Bongo Drum

Arts & Crafts: Bongo Drum

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You Will Need
  • 2 round plastic containers of the same size
  • Newspaper
  • Paper maché mix
  • Liquid glue
  • Paints or markers
  • Felt or fabric (large enough to cover to top of the container)
  • Elastic band

Paper Maché Mix

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • String, yarn or thin rope
  • Glitter
  • Feathers
  • Beads
  1. Leave the lids on your containers.
  2. Glue the bottom of the two containers together.
  3. While it dries, make your paper maché mix.
  4. Mix together your flour and water until it's sticky.
  5. Dip the newspaper in the paper maché mix. Remove any excess paper maché mix with your fingers.
  6. Cover your container with the paper maché.
  7. Do a few layers to make sure you've covered up any design on the container.
  8. Set your container aside to dry overnight.
  9. Once dry, use your paints and markers to create your own unique design.
  10. Place your felt or fabric over one end of your container and hold it in place with an elastic band.
  11. Cover up the elastic by wrapping string, yarn or thin rope around it and gluing it in place.
  12. Decorate your drum with beads, feathers, glitter or anything else you'd like.

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