Lesson 2: Making Drums from Recycling

In this lesson, pupils recycle metal tins, turning them into drums and use wax resist techniques to decorate them in original ways

Learning Objectives

  • Drawing recognisable musical notes and symbols

  • Using wax resist to create a pattern

  • Knowing that pitch is affected by the size of the object struck

Teacher Video: Making drums

Pupil Video: Making drums


Musical Symbol Examples
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Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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