This video will show you how to build a toy drum using a soda bottle and a tin can.
- A soda bottle. Typically you'll need at least a 2-liter size.
- A coffee can or large soup can depending on how big a drum you want.
- Blow torch or heat gun
- A scissors
- Pen or pencil.
First, cut the bottom and top off the soda bottle and then make one vertical cut down the middle and that way we can lay out a flat sheet of plastic. Position the top of the can on the sheet of plastic and a draw line around it. Then use the scissors to cut out a piece of plastic that's about an inch larger than the circle that you drew.
Now, move to a concrete floor or some other heat-resistant surface and then position the can on the sheet of plastic so it's centered and then heat up the edges of the plastic with a blowtorch. Make sure that you don't get it too hot that it starts to smolder but warm enough that the plastic starts to curl up and shrink. You'll find the plastic curls up and tightens around the rim of the can. Let that cool for a minute and then check the top of the drum. You'll probably find the plastic is a little bit loose and may not be smooth. Carefully apply heat there until the plastic is all tight and smooth on the top. Your drum is complete!