Large Coffee Can Bongo

This Large Coffee Can Bongo activity & project also includes:

Want to make some music but you don't have the instruments? Get a start on your percussion section with a creative bongo drum project! Young musicians use a coffee can, packing tape, and colorful paper to create the perfect percussive instrument.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a unit on Latin American music
  • Have class members choose their colors based on their countries of origin, school colors, or favorite teams
Classroom Considerations

  • The last step requires a hot glue gun; be sure to provide adult supervision and/or assistance
  • Help younger learners to apply the packing tape
  • Requires art supplies listed on the first page, which include a large coffee can and fishing line

  • A fun way to integrate Latin American music into the curriculum
  • Step-by-step instructions provide explanatory pictures

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