I used large size cans from the cafeteria. Also, masking tape, decorative
tape and lunch sacks.
Open both ends of the can. Trace the can on the opened up bag,trace around
the can and the enlarge the circle about one inch. Place the bag on one end
of the can, and tape SNUGLY around the can.
Using thinned white glue, paint the outside of the bag and the inside. Allow
to dry over night. Use decorative tape to decorate the can. Especially where
the masking tape is. It makes a very good sound. You can use chop sticks, a
small square of material and cotton fiberfilling to make a soft mallet. We
made these last year in fourth grade as well as rainsticks, maracas,
clappers, shekeres, tamborines. It was a lot of work, but loads of funs for
the kids. JH