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Oatmeal and Coffee Can Drums

Our first week of school went not so well, so I was hoping for a much more peaceful second week.  It started out well with the day off for Labor Day.  We went to see Despicable Me 2 and shopping with my mother-in-law.
Tuesday, the kids were much calmer but Kae’s teacher said she complained of an ear ache.  She only made it about an hour after school before she was sound asleep on the couch.  I took her to the doctor today and she has an ear infection and strep throat.  Poor kid!​

She doesn’t look sick does she?
This was during one of her feeling better times.

To help pass the time while she is home from school, we made drums!  I had saved two oatmeal cans and a coffee can to make something with and today seems like the perfect day.

I covered the cans with construction paper (you need a piece and a half for the large oatmeal cans). Then I let the kids draw on them with markers and stickers.

Kae said that we needed to add straps so she could wear the drum.  I told her that was a project for another day and since she won’t be going to school for a few days maybe we will try adding them.  Kae is still drumming on her drum as we speak; Jet had more fun ripping the paper off his but hey it still entertained him!

What are some other easy projects you like to do with your kids or we could do to help entertain a sick kiddo?

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Sunday 22nd of September 2013

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Jolanthe Erb

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Guitars and drums - you are a GREAT momma!! :) What fun!