Let kids create some music of their own with some simple Coffee Can Drums.

This fun activity inspires creativity not only in the creation of the instrument, but in the hours they’ll spend banging on the drums after!

The best part is that they’re super-easy to make!

All you need to create your own coffee can drums are some old coffee cans, balloons, scissors, and some packing tape.

Cut the nozzle off the balloons and stretch them around the can. We double layered the balloons for durability and cut the top layer for a fun effect.

Tape them in place, and your kids are ready to make music!

I remember hours, days, spent as a kid and teenager at a local non-profit artsy place  called Mars Hill. It was there that I first started playing the guitar, they let me make a mess as I created some of my first mixed media sculptures, had fun making the sounds of rain  in a drum circle, learned how to spray-paint (my re-made furniture is thankful), and participated in poetry contests. It was free and it was fun! I learned to appreciate and look for the unusual and different in the world around me.