We’ve been having a lot of noisy fun with this 3 in 1 homemade instrument. It’s a balloon bongo, rice shaker & güiro all rolled into one and is a doddle to make! It was inspired by this really cool balloon bongo video by Lullatone that I found on flickr.
You will need:
♥ Some empty, clean tin cans
♥ Elastic bands
1. Begin by putting a small handful of rice or lentils into an empty tin can. PLEASE make sure the tin can has smooth edges (you can buy tin openers that open tins without leaving a sharp edge).
2. Cut the end off the balloon and simply stretch over the end of the tin.
3. Secure the balloon with an elastic band and Bob’s your uncle!
I gave my son a couple of chopsticks so he could play the edge of the tincan like a güiro.