How to make your own Percussion Instruments!

Is your little one a budding musician? Before you spend a fortune on new instruments, why not try craft some DIY instruments yourself!

Adult supervision is required whilst young children are playing with these crafts.

You Will Need:

  • A selection of clean Pipin Pear pots
  • PVA Glue
  • Glitter
  • Coloured Ribbon
  • Stickers/Sequins
  • Beads or buttons
  • Pasta shapes, rice or beans


  1. Firstly, clean your Pipin Pear pots with warm, soapy water and then remove the labels from the outside.
  2. Carefully fill your pots 1/3 full with pasta or rice or beans (or anything rattly!) and pop the lid back on top of the pot.
  3. Using a paint brush, coat the outside of the pot and lid with glue and then decorate with glitter, sequins or ribbons! Your choice!
  4. Alternatively, you can take 2 lengths of ribbon and tie a bead/button to each end.
  5. Next, arrange the ribbons across the pot as shown in step 4 below and finally, pop the lid in place to hold your ribbons securely.
  6. Once they’re dry, you can have a percussion band!

If you enjoyed this, why not begin your underwater lair? For instance, you could craft your own Pipin Pear Crab in addition to your Pipin Pear Jellyfish!