Kids always welcome making noise; I think it's part of what makes them kids. So why not offer kids a new way to make noise? My kids loved drumming to their own beat using this simple-to-make spin drum.
Gather up your supplies. We used a small round papier-mache box for the base of our drum. The with of the wooden dowel's end should be no larger than the width of the hole punch. We also used large wooden beads (but any bead should be fine).
Start by punching three holes in the bottom "base" part of your box. Punch a hole at 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock (as pictured here). If your kids have strong hands, they can easily do this themselves. My kids 9ages 5 and 3), had a bit off difficulty, so I helped them with this step.
Put the wooden dowel in the bottom hole and feed the string through the side holes, tying the string around the dowel in the center.