Pie Tin Cymbals

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To add to our growing collection of rock band paraphernalia, we made our own cymbals today! Travis loved the big bang that these make.

Use chopsticks or kebab sticks as the handles, and duct tape securely to the back of two disposable pie tins. Bonus points for fancy duct tape.

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We decided to further embellish our cymbals with pom poms, which Travis enjoyed gluing on…

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However it wasn’t long before some enthusiastic cymbal-ing knocked all the pom poms right off. So perhaps stickers would be a better decoration next time.

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Either way, have some fun and make some noise!

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Rubber Ball Drum Sticks

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We’ve been playing rock band a whole lot lately and needed drumsticks to go with our microphone!

This craft is perfect if you have a toddler who loves to use drum sticks on anything and everything, especially walls and furniture. The bouncy rubber balls are much kinder on a surface than wooden sticks!

To fashion them, poke a hole into two rubber balls – definitely a grown-up step. I saw this done on another blog where the parent used a drill, but I was able to poke into our rubber balls with just a little force and a screwdriver.

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Insert two unsharpened pencils into the holes. To decorate, we first tried wrapping in string, which Travis had a surprising knack for.

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But for more rock star flair, we abandoned the string in favor of shiny washi tape.

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Travis loved the way the sticks gave a bounce with each tap!

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