Kids crafts: Fun noisy parade

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The other day my girls and I participated in a very cool parade that my eldest daughter’s school put together in an effort to join parents, children and their teachers for some fun. We had to bring our own instruments and make as much noise, and singing and laughing while parading around in the streets around the school.

Since my daughters have grown to love creating and crafting, we decided to construct our instruments. The instrument of choice was an African “tam-tam”.


  • An empty plastic 1l. water bottle
  • An old newspaper
  • Liquid white glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • A paint brush
  • A bomb hairspray (parent’s use only)
  • A pair of wooden sticks (or just one if parading around)

How to:

  1. Cut a rectangular slot in the middle of the plastic bottle (the parent’s job)
    You can ask your child to:
  2. Cut some strips of the old newspaper
  3. Cover the bottle by gluing strips of paper on top of each other (like papier maché)
  4. Don’t cover the open slot. Paint patterns, images or the whole bottle using the color/colors of your child’s liking.
  5. Spray hair spray on the drum to protect the paint (parent’s job)

Have a fun parade!

Pat xx

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