As you can see, ours was a bulging outward on the bottom.
So, we used the hammers to send that bulge down into the can.
Once we were happy with how the bulge looked, we tested it for sound. It sure did sound like thunder!
When the children were napping, I gave the drum a fresh coat of silver paint.
(Rustoleum brand to try to slow the rust.)
Then, after nap the children went crazy with acrylic paints, giving our whole music area a touch of color
I love how bright and cheery everything looks with a bit of color, I think I like the chimes the best!
Have you been inspired to create music outdoors yet? I've posted quite a few times on this subject and have collected numerous sources of inspiration. If you have an outdoor music idea, please feel free to add it to the list!