Spin Drums – Craft Activity


During one of the lazy monday mornings in the summer vacation, Santoshi announced that she wanted to do a craft activity. It has been a long time since we made the dragon eggs, so I looked in to the pins in my craft board. I found this to be perfect for the day. As usual, I have improvised it to suit the materials that I had.

We became hunter-gatherers and collected these for the activity:

  • Cardboard
  • Sticks
  • Beads
  • Thread
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter
  • Tape
  • CD and Pen for the circle shape
  • Crayons and markers for decoration


How to do:

Step 1: Using the CD and pen or pencil, mark the outline of a circle and cut it out. You will need three circles for each spin drum. I used the box that came with Lapcare Multi Function Stand.

Step 2: Get the handle ready – I used some thin twigs from our garden which were not very strong, so I added a thin metal wire and taped them together.


Step 3: Decorate one side each of two of the circles. The third one would be sandwiched between the other two circles.

Step 4: Punch two holes in the third circle and make a thin slit for the stick to sit in – like this:


Step 5: Add beads to the thread and tie them to the circle at the holes punched. Insert the stick in the slit and secure using tape. Add glue to the wrong side of the outer circles.


Step 6: Stick the outer circles on either side of the middle one and add some weight on top so that they stick well together.


After an hour, ta-da, your spin drum is ready!!

Santoshi made one for herself and I made one for my younger daughter Anjana.


The activity was a lot of fun and so were the spin drums!

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