Make a Hand Drum

Make a Hand Drum


Music and drumming play important roles in Korean performing arts and in HTY’s production as well. One enjoyable experience is to combine art and music to build hand drums.


  • A pringles canister, or similar round container.
  • Craft knife
  • A wooden dowel. Tip: if you get a 6-inch dowel instead of a 12 inch one, you don’t need to break it!
  • Good hole punch
  • Decorative tape (such as washi or glitter tape.)
  • Decorative duct tape, preferably narrow.
  • Two balloons. This might be hit-and-miss depending on your container size so consider
    having a few sizes to experiment with.
  • Ribbon or string
  • Large wooden Beads (make sure the ribbon is a good size to go through the beads and
    then tie a secure knot)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

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