DIY Terrific Tambourines
great for preschoolers
I teach preschool music and have the kids make these one week and use in the class. I have to pre-weave the pipecleaner and bells but the kids enjoy putting stickers on and coloring them. They are a sturdy cardboard and hold up well. An occasional torn side has to be taped up. I will continue to buy for my classes.
March 14, 2009
I have never been so disappointed in a product as this one. First, there were no instructions as to how many bells to use per item. Second, there were not enough bells and the fact that they are too tiny to really make any kind of sound and too hard to string on the pipe cleaners. I would most definitely NOT recommend this project!
August 14, 2014
Very simple to make!
Using the pipe cleaners was a great idea! We did purchase a few extra bells, so each tambourine had plenty. The kids loved them!
August 12, 2014
Not as pictured
This product was much smaller than shown. The pipe cleaners must be threaded through the tiny holes which is too difficult for children.
July 8, 2012
Cute, but could be better
These are a cute craft to do with children of all ages. My only recommendation is take a hole punch and make the holes bigger. This way the children can string the bells themselves.
November 14, 2009
Cheaper quality than pictured. Only buy for older children, unless you want to string a lot of bells yourself.
June 29, 2009
Smaller than expected
Remember to check size. Pretty cheezy. Definitely need parental help with bells. We weaved them through the holes.
March 13, 2009
These were a little smaller then I had anticipated but worked perfectly as a craft to accompany our music themed party. They definitely need to be assembled by an adult.
March 3, 2009
I used thin jute instead of pipecleaners and it worked great
March 1, 2009
Cute, but not easy for the kids
The pipe cleaners were not long enough for the stars and it took a while to get done.
January 28, 2009