My teacher asked me to make a musical instrument that made out of objects found around the house. I decided to make a cabassa. This works when your hand rubs against a string of beads and rubs against another material to produce sound.
Step 1: Aluminum
I took the aluminum and measured it around the cup and cut off how much i needed. I then Took a hot glue gun and glued it around the cup.
Step 2: String
I took the circumference of three spots close to the wider end of the cup. I then cut three strands of string to fit around them.
Step 3: Beads
I applied a pattern of small beads and Diamond shaped beads. The diamonds allow a scraping sound against the aluminum.
Step 4: Apply Beads to Cup
Tie the beads in a circle. Put the biggest bracelet beads on the bottom and do the rest by size. Then tie all three together as a grip for your finger.
Step 5: Decorate
I added puffy paint and sparkles anywhere that wouldn't affect the sound.