DIY Tape Drums


Channel your inner rock star with our awesome DIY tape drums! This fun recycled craft uses re-purposed coffee cans to create awesome, brightly-colored instruments your kids love. Personalize them for an extra-special touch and get your drum kit ready for your rock star solo!


What you will need:

Empty coffee cans

Electrical tape in bright colors (we love these awesome neons by Kid Made Modern)

12″ wooden craft dowels



Make sure your coffee cans are clean and dry.


Wrap your can in electrical tape, alternating colors to form stripes. The bottom of the can will be the open end (remember to remove the lid!)


To personalize, use scissors to cut out tape letters to form your child’s name or initials.


Wrap the ends of each dowel in tape (two per set) to create your drumsticks.

Now you’re ready to play!


3 comments responses to "DIY Tape Drums"

  • love the idea of using electrical tape!

    posted by: Lisa on January 14, 2014

  • love these- as long as my son doesn’t drum all day long!

    posted by: Jessica W. on January 14, 2014

  • cute idea and a great way to recycle!

    posted by: tony on January 14, 2014