Make Coffee Can Drums

Here are some drums kids can make using a few items you may already have around the house! Kids of all ages will love to learn how to make a drum! It’s fun, easy, budget-friendly, and a great way to explore music and pretend play.

Coffee Can Drums

Drums Kids Can Make

Let kids create some music of their own with some simple Coffee Can Drums.

This fun activity inspires creativity not only in the creation of the instrument, but in the hours they’ll spend banging on the drums after!

Related: Introduce your kids to amazing classical music.

How To Make Make Coffee Can Drums

The best part is that they’re super-easy to make!

All you need to create your own coffee can drums are some old coffee cans, balloons, scissors, and some packing tape.

This drums craft is totally budget friendly and perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarten kids.

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Video: Coffee Can Drums Kids Can Make

Supplies Needed To Make These DIY Drums

How To Make Your Very Own DIY Drums

Preschoolers making drums kids can play with coffee cans, balloons that are cut, and scissors
Gather your supplies, cut your balloons, and get ready to rock!

Step 1

Cut the nozzle off the balloons.

Step 2

Stretch them around the can.

Coffee Can Drums- step 3 - We cut the top layer of the balloons for a cool effect kids activities blog
We cut the top layer of the balloons for a cool effect.

Step 3

We double layered the balloons for durability and cut the top layer for a fun effect.

Step 4

Tape them in place, and your kids are ready to make music!

Coffee Can Drums- toddler drumming on the top of the balloon covered coffee can drums
My son was having a blast making so much music!

Our Experience With These Drums Kids Can Make

I remember hours, days, spent as a kid and teenager at a local non-profit artsy place called Mars Hill.

It was there that I first started playing the guitar, they let me make a mess as I created some of my first mixed media sculptures, had fun making the sounds of rain in a drum circle, learned how to spray-paint (my re-made furniture is thankful), and participated in poetry contests.

It was free and it was fun! I learned to appreciate and look for the unusual and different in the world around me.

And I love that my kids can experience this as well. My son was beating his drums and dancing around. And then I turned on some of his favorite songs and let him beat his drums alongside the music.

Make Coffee Can Drums

Make Coffee Can Drums

Make drums kids can play with using coffee cans, balloons, and tape. This diy drum set is so easy to make and budget-friendly. Kids of all ages will have a blast!


  • Coffee Cans
  • Balloons
  • Packing Tape


  • Scissors


  1. Cut the nozzle off the balloons.
  2. Stretch them around the can.
  3. Cut the top layer for a fun effect before putting it on.
  4. Tape them in place, and your kids are ready to make music!

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How did your drums turn out?


  1. I love the affects of the balloons. We are just going to have to try some of these ourselves.

  2. Oooh I like the “two tone” idea of your drums! And they look fabulous! We will definitely be making some… Red Ted would adore them!

    Thank you again for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


  3. Still think it’s awesome! 😉 Thanks for adding this post in last week’s High paw! Hope to see you participate this week too!

  4. I love this idea! Really want to do it but I don’t know anyone who uses formula. 🙁

    1. Eat beans? Any can could work, the formula ones just have non-sharp edges. Check the cans before use 🙂

  5. Oh my kids will surely love this! Can’t wait for our bonding moment with formula can.haha

  6. I love this idea. How do the drums sound? I’ll be doing this idea with my 4 year olds. Thanks!

  7. Lily Taylor says:

    I can’t wait to make this for my 1st grade music project. We are going to have a parade all around my school. I know my friends will love it because it is cool. Lily Taylor Age 6

  8. i love it..please do send to me the steps. thanks!

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