- 1 embroidery hoop
- Ripstop Nylon (I bought 1/4 yard which is enough to make several drums, depending on the size of hoop used)
- Heat gun or blow dryer
- Glue (I used Elmer's, oops, I forgot it in the picture)
- Paint (optional)
To make this drum, cut a square of fabric that is larger than the hoop.
Lay the fabric over the inner hoop, push the outer hoop around the inner circle and tighten. Pull the fabric that is sticking out of the hoop so that it is very taught and try to tighten the outer circle somemore.
Now take your heat tool or hairdryer and pass it over the fabric. As the fabric heats up you will see it tighten and smooth. Then turn over the hoop and do the same thing.
Trim the excess fabric from around the hoop. Ripstop nylon tends to fray so you make want to take your heat tool around where you cut, this will cause the fibers to melt slightly and stop the fraying.
On to the fun part...the part where you get to use your "em-agination." Take out your paint and decorate that bad boy however you want.
Hand it over to you child and listen as they get their groove on.
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