Easter Drummer
Easter-crafting

Our Miniature Drummer liven things up! By twisting them back and forth between your thumb and pointer finger, the arms begin to shake and drum wildly.

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Miniature Drummer / Easter Drummer


Our Miniature Drummer liven things up! By twisting them back and forth between your thumb and pointer finger, the arms begin to shake and drum wildly. The simple construction and the great feature of this colorful piece of crafting animates crafters - big and small - to create one of his/her own.

 

This is what you need:
Pelikan opaque paintbox (alternatively Pelikan PLAKA), paintbrush (hair paintbrush and bristle paintbrush size 6), (empty) matchbox, ball of hard wad or Styrofoam® ball (Ø approx. 30mm), sewing string, sewing needle, crepe paper, Pelikan fineliner (black and red), shashlik skewer, round plate of foamed rubber (Ø approx. 10mm), pair of scissors and some glue. Additionally for the Easter Drummer: 1 blown out egg (please make a hole on each end), download template, colored paper and a plastic-covered pin board tack.

It's as easy as this:

Note: The instructions for the Easter drummer are similar to the general instructions. Special work steps are specifically outlined!

Head, hair and hat

  1. 1. Using the fineliner pens, draw a funny face onto the ball of hard wad or Styrofoam®. For the nose, you can also use a plastic-covered pin-board tack that you stick into it.
  2. 2. Cut out a squared piece of crepe paper (approx. 60mm edge length) and glue it concentrically into the backside of the ball. When the glue is dry, make cuts along the edges to create a fringy hair do. Alternatively, you can glue on a cone-shaped hat, knot the other end tight with a piece of sewing thread and cut fringes into it with a pair of scissors.

The hair is made of crepe paper that was glued on and cut fringy with a pair of scissors.

Easter Drummer

The Easter drummer only needs ears glued on.
  • Glue two ears onto the Easter Drummer instead of a hair do or a hat. Use the download template for this occasion.
  • For the nose, you can also use a plastic-covered pin-board tack that you stick into it.

Body

  1. Paint the front- and backsides of the matchboxes with opaque white or single-colored with opaque or PLAKA paint. Let everything dry well.
  2. Next, design the front sides. Paint black or colored checkers using the opaque or PLAKA paints, or create a colorfully striped dress for your drummer. Additionally, you can also paint the backside in a similar pattern.
  3. Knot a pearl onto one end of a 150mm long piece of sewing string. Thread the other end of the string sideways through the matchbox using a needle. Tie a pearl onto this end of the string as well. You can fasten the string to the ends with a dot of liquid glue.


Easter Drummer

  • Instead of painting the matchboxes, paint the blown out egg with opaque or PLAKA paints. Let all parts dry well!
  • Fold the shoulder piece from the download template in half, punch a hole through the middle and the two outside marks and glue it (see picture) onto the top of the egg from the front and backside.
  • Tie a pearl to the end of a 50mm long piece of sewing string and pull the other end through the left shoulder coming one time from the left and one time from the right (see mark!). Fasten both ends with a knot.

Construction

  1. We start from the bottom. First push the shashlik skewer through the small foamed rubber plate. It will serve as a brake disc later on by preventing the figure from sliding down.
  2. Now, carefully stick matchbox lengthwise onto the shashlik skewer poking it through the middle. If you like, you can create the holes beforehand using a pair of scissors.

Easter Drummer

  • Instead of using a matchbox, push the stick through an egg, starting out from the bottom, then apply the shoulder part.

Hint: You can now apply a 5mm long straw as a neck. It will not only look good, but serve as a spacer bar for the head.


  1. Then put the head onto the top of the stick including the hair do or hat.
  2. Finally, the foamed rubber plate is affixed with glue.