Introduction: How to Make Your Own Moon Gel for Your Drums :)

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In this instructable I will teach you how to make your own moon gel for your drums for only $1!!!! Rather than some outrageously, over priced number :( The reason I made these were because I made the mistake of purchasing real ones, that my little sister just ripped up and chewed on. So I decided to make my own :)

Step 1: Supplies

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All you need to make these are window gel stickers, which you can find at the dollar store, scissors, and a ruler.

Step 2: Measuring & Cutting

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Now you need cut out four rectangles from the window gel stickers that are, 1.25" x 0.75". If you still don't like the sound of your drums you can make them a little bigger.  

Step 3: Done!!!

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It was  that simple!!! Now you have moon gel that you made, plus it was only $1, rather than some expensive price.


RyanB345 (author)2017-02-03

i bought a pack for $3.95, free shipping, if you buy this kinda stuff from music stores, be prepared to get ripped off. I find it a nuisance item to buy, since i have over $3,500 in cymbals, this is cheap to me.....

DushyanthaD (author)2015-05-30

DushyanthaD (author)DushyanthaD2015-05-30

i bought 3 moongel packs for 10$ from

Tonnie Rostelli (author)2015-03-15

I love and this is one of the reasons. Thanks from holland (also $ 13)

melkman7 (author)2014-04-17

It's quite saddening how much they rip us poor drummers off at music stores! I contacted a store and they quoted me $12 for Moongel. I went to the arts and crafts store and got some window gel for $3, it's even the same blue colour! I basically only payed 1/4 for something the music shop was asking for and it works like a charm!

Thanks for the tut!

EliezerP (author)melkman72014-10-10

Pish tosh. They are $6.99 for six pads everywhere, with free shipping.

yasill.hokly (author)EliezerP2014-10-27

It's $13 here in Australia

monkeynuts (author)yasill.hokly2014-10-27

That's expensive :(

sivadia (author)2013-08-07

Awesome!!! Seriously the best.

monkeynuts (author)sivadia2013-08-07

Thanks Man! Please vote for me in the I COULD MAKE THAT CONTEST :)

stubbsonic (author)2013-08-06

It is funny how much value they put on a particular application of a material. "Of course you could use mashed potatoes on your drums, but this is SPACE AGE technology"

The gel is worth more on your drum then on your kid sister's window. -- But seriously, good tip. I didn't know those were available at the $ store.

monkeynuts (author)stubbsonic2013-08-07


Bongmaster (author)2013-08-05

its 'rather *than*' ;)
great idea :) seems music accessory suppliers think musicians are rich and whack a heavy price on everything, and then retailers double it. <_<
This is a must for the frugal drummer :) along with home made pics for guitarists from old plastic cards or whatever types of plastic u can find :)

monkeynuts (author)Bongmaster2013-08-05

thanks, i'll fix it

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