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Hey everyone, time for a new DIY project! Together with my partners of PILOT and their awesome PILOT PINTOR creative pens, I did an IKEA hack and turned a paper bin, some wooden spoons and a squeeze bottle into a set of DIY instruments for kids to play with. I’ll show you how to make such a fun set yourself and you’ll only need very few supplies. Most of them, you’ll have at home anyways. A tiny surprise for you: one of you will be able to win a set of pens for yourself. At the end of the blogpost, I’ll tell you how to join the big creative pen giveaway!
Last year, I already used the PILOT PINTOR pens to design and embellish a whole festival outfit. The year before, I used them for a longboard handlettering project for which I designed a longboard deck with the pens.
Here we go with this time’s DIY which is part of PILOT’s awesome campaign about how to individualize things in a creative way:
IKEA hack with PILOT PINTOR Pens
What you need for this project:
– PILOT PINTOR creative pens
– A paper bin from IKEA
– A set of two squeeze bottles from IKEA
– Wooden spoons from IKEA
– Some colorful cardboard or paper
– Two paper plates
– A bit of wool or a thread
– Double-sided tape and some normal tape
– Two balloons
– A small hand full of uncooked rice and noodles
Before we start, here are a few awesome facts about the PILOT PINTOR creative pens. You can use them to draw on a huge variety of different surfaces and the pens come in 24 different colors. The pen colors are either bold and bright, or soft pastel colors and now there are even awesome metallic nuances available. Either way, their opacity is amazing. They are meant to be used for nearly every purpose and nearly each surface, for example for paper, cardboard, wood, metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, porcelain and textiles. You can use them to write or draw on furniture, decor elements, accessories, cards and even walls! So many possibilities, you’ll never get bored!
To get started, I made a sketch of the project and my ideas. Visualizing my thoughts always helps me preparing. For making the sketch, I used the drawing pen.
DIY Drums out of a Paper Bin
Because the PILOT PINTOR creative pens are able to draw on any surface, it’s super easy to use them for DIYs in a flexible way. I just painted the paper bin with them, although the surface is super smooth. It then just takes a bit of time to dry and then the paper bin with the triangle pattern is ready to be used as a drum with wooden spoon drumsticks. If you want to, you could seal the paint with some transparent varnish in the end.
DIY Rattle out of a Squeeze Bottle
For the next project for this instrument set, we are turning two squeeze bottles which are normally used for ketchup and mustard into a pair of easy and colorful rattles.
Take off the caps and fill one bottle with a bit of dry rice and one bottle with a bit of hard noodles. Cut off the end of a balloon and use it to close the opening of the squeeze bottle.
Next, prepare some thin cardboard or colorful paper and cut fringes into it.
Then use your double-sided tape and put in into the top part of the cardboard.
Wrap the fringes around the bottom part of your bottles and make them more colorful this way.
Then you can use your PILOT PINTOR creative pens to draw patterns and some handlettering onto the bottles. Super quick and easy and in a few minutes, you’ll be done with your DIY rattles, yay!
DIY Rattle Drum from Paper Plate and Wooden Spoon
The last project of this DIY instrument set is an easy upcycling rattle drum out of two cardboard plates, a wooden spoon and a few other craft supplies.
First of all, take two uncooked noodles and paint them with your PILOT PINTOR creative pens. As you can see, they draw on any surface you can think of. Cut two tiny pieces of cardboard out of the plates to make space for the spoon.
Put your wooden spoon onto the inner side of the plate as shown in the picture above. Tape the spoon to the plate. Also tape a piece of wool into the plate, going horizontally from one side to the other. Then use your double-sided tape and stick pieces all over the inner edge of the plate.
Pull off the protection foil of your double-sided tape and put the second plate on top, both inner plate sides facing each other. Take your dried noodles which were painted with the pens and attach them to the endings of the piece of wool. The wool endings coming out of the rattle drum together with the noodles should only be so long as half the diameter of the plates. When using the DIY instrument, the noodles will make a drum sound when touching the middle of the plate.
As a last step, use your creative pens to embellish the rattle drum with a creative and colorful pattern on both sides. Let the paint dry and then you are ready for usage.
Your Fun DIY Instruments for Kids
Hold the drum rattle in your hands and spin it from one side to the oder, making the noodles clap againt the cardboard. For your rattles, the noodles and rice will do the work and create nice sounds against the bottle walls and balloons while you shake them. And with the two wooden spoons as drum sticks, it’s super easy to turn the colorful paper pin into a mini drum.
Can’t wait to see if you and your kids are gonna craft such a colorful and noisy fun toy set yourself! Make sure to share the result on Instagram and tag me (@luloveshandmade) so that I can see your version of this IKEA hack project!
PILOT PINTOR Pen Giveaway on Instagram
One lucky person is able to win this huge set of PILOT PINTOR creative pens in 24 colors, a drawing pen and two frixion pens. Just visit my Luloveshandmade Instagram account, look for the post with this project and there you’ll find the terms and have the chance to comment in order to win. Good luck!
Thank you for reading and have fun making some noise!