I don't know if you have ever priced wooden mallets for your musical instrument collection - but they can run anywhere from $20 to $30 for a small set - which can be used on things like xylophones - cymbals or small drums.
Well I am a very frugal teacher and most of my instruments have come from garage sales and thrift stores - the mallets usually missing. So on my time off this week I have been getting caught up on making and preparing resources for my classroom. Mallets have been on my to do list for a very long time. They got made today!
Dollar store dowels and garage sale find beads - $1.25
Beads hot glued onto the dowels.
Stop the dowel just before they come out the other side of the bead.
I varnished the dowels after - just because I was painting another DIY project.
A pringles tin = new mallet holder - covered in scrap booking paper.
When I find some ribbon it will go around the top. :)
Ready to use!