Making Sounds at Home: Fizzy pop drum kit

Create a set of drums using clingfilm and fizzy pop! This is one of the sessions in a series ‘Making Sounds at Home’ by Tom Peel. 

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is a creative activity that helps people explore and expand their creative choices while supporting independence in the activity. It can also be used afterwards as part of a sensory music session.

Image shows materials needed for the session and Tom’s object of reference which is a treble clef (a musical note) on a stick.

How to do this activity

What you’ll need

  • Durable glasses and bowls of various sizes
  • Clingfilm
  • Tinfoil
  • Tape
  • Two pens or pencils
  • Some fizzy pop
Image shows fizzy pop being poured into the bowl.

Step 1

Pour a small amount of fizzy pop into your glass/bowl. Ensure the outside of the glass/bowl is dry.

Step 2

Cover the bowls or glasses with clingfilm, pulling it tight over the top, then tightly wrap some tape around the outside. Give the glass/bowl a couple of gentle shakes – the bubbles from the pop should inflate the clingfilm cover into a dome shape.
Pencil is used to tap the top of the fizzy pop drum kit

Step 3

Set out your drums and give them all a tap with a pencil, pen or another drumstick-like item.

Top tips

  • For a different drum sound add a layer of tinfoil before the clingfilm on one of the glasses/bowls.
  • Use alongside upturned saucepans!
  • Add food colouring!
  • You can use these drums in another part of the series, in this video here.

Content created by Tom Peel.