It occured to me later==where do you get scrap tire rubber these days?? It goes back to the days when there were inner tubes in every tire.
>>> firstname.lastname@example.org 11/14/05 12:40 PM >>>
This is an old, I mean really old, boy scout project. Cut little holes in the rubber every inch or so and sew it onto the drum--supposed to be with sinew. Sew under and around the bottom to each hole
>>> JAnthos@rockdale.k12.ga.us 11/14/05 4:27 AM >>>
I learned about making drums at the fall GAEA conference, using a big metal can (like a coffee can, but can also get them from school cafeteria) and scrap tire rubber (I am planning on doing this for "the sound of art")
OK, I have the materials, here's the problem:
I tried using a rubber band to attach the tire rubber to the can-there's too much slack-it's not tight enough to make a drum noise
So I have now tried the super HOT glue-it's working, BUT, my concern is that once the kids start playing & beating, the glue won't stay
Does anyone have any other suggestions????
Jeannette Anthos, M.A.Ed
GAEA Elementary Division Director
J. H. House Elementary School
2930 Hwy 20 North
Conyers, GA 30012
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
-Joseph Chilton Pearce