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Chick-fil-A issued a DIY challenge to the Chick-fil-A Moms Panel to create something using a soup container. I’m not gonna lie. I struggled with coming up with anything to make. Then I noticed the girls trying to make music on various toys. I decided we could make some instruments.
I knew we could at least make a drum or maracas out of a soup container. But I thought it would be more challenging and fun to see if we could make a whole band of instruments. I was able to come up with 5 musical instruments to make out of a soup container. We did try to make a sixth instrument, a bongo, but it didn’t turn out.
The supply list below is to make all the instruments.
5 Musical Instruments to Make Out of a Soup Container
- 4 Clean Chick-fil-a soup containers
- Craft paint
- Paint brushes
- Pony beads
- Ribbon or yarn
- 1 Clean straw
- Duck Tape or masking tape
- 2 cotton balls
- Hole punch
- 3-4 Rubber bands
- 1/4 cup dried rice or beans
- Metal washers or pennies
- 12 Bells
- Before making any of the instruments, wash and dry all the containers. The containers are top rack dishwasher safe.
- Paint the containers and allow to dry. Decorate the containers with stickers or markers.
To make a Drum and Drum Stick:
Snap the lid on the soup container. Place a drop of glue on a cotton ball and set the straw on top. Place more glue on top of the straw and stick the other cotton ball on top. Wrap the cotton balls and top of the straw with duck tape or masking tape. If desired, repeat to create a second drum stick.Use the stick(s) to bang on the drum.
To make a Guitar:
Remove lid and punch a hole in two of the corners. Cut a 24-36 inch piece of yarn or ribbon. Thread one end of the ribbon through a hole in the container and tie. Repeat with other end of ribbon on the other side of the soup container. Slide 3-4 rubber bands of varying thickness onto the soup container. Use your fingers to pick the rubber bands.
To make some Maracas:
Add a 1/4 cup of dried rice, beans, or plastic beads to the soup container. Snap lid in place. Repeat with second container if desired. Tip: You may want to add a couple drops of superglue to the lid to keep it in place. Shake, shake, shake!
To make Cymbals:
You will need two soup container lids. Punch two holes in the lid of the soup container diagonally across from each other. Repeat with other lid. Tie a length of ribbon through the holes on each lid. Super Glue metal washers or small coins to the underside of the lids. Place hands inside the ribbon and clap hands together.
To make a Tambourine:
Cut the edges off the soup container. Slide hole punch onto side of container and punch holes on each side of the soup container. Cut 12 pieces of ribbon about 2 or 3 inches in length. Thread a bell on each piece of ribbon and tie onto the container. A soup container lid would also work well. Tap against your hand or shake.
While making the 5 musical instruments was fun, it was a bit more challenging for my preschool-aged girls than I originally thought. However, once the musical instruments to make out of a soup container were complete, they enjoyed banging and shaking them to their hearts content.
I enjoyed the Chick-fil-A DIY challenge from last summer more than this one. It’s probably because last time I was in the mood to craft but during this pregnancy I have not been feeling very crafty.
How would you upcycle a Chick-fil-A soup container?
Have a blessed day!
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