Strike Up the Band!, p.3
To Make A Tambourine
1. Place a nut canister lid on a piece of felt, trace, and cut it out. Repeat to get two more pieces. Trim one until it fits inside the lid, and glue in place. Apply glue to the other felt pieces and attach them to the top and bottom of the lid.
2. Using a ruler and pencil, draw a line along the diagonal of another sheet of felt. Draw two more lines 1/2" away along both sides of this line. Cut along the outer lines, using pinking shears, if desired. Trim 1/2" from ends to make them straight.
3. Sew bells along this strip at equal distances apart, then glue it around the lid, holding until dry. Decorate as desired.
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Copyright © 2001. Reprinted with permission from the March 2001 issue of Child magazine.