An Easy Elf Idea That Really Rocks!

Your Scout Elf is getting ready to strike up the band with his or her own mini drum kit! With the easy printable craft below, your elf can transform regular soup and tuna cans into a teeny tin drum set decked out in festive colors. Get ready for your elf’s rockin’ show!

Jingle Jams

Get the Craft


  • Aluminum cans (varying sizes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors


Your Scout Elf will drum up support for his or her musical endeavors by putting on a jolly good performance for your whole family! Your elf can play as part of an elf band, or put on a one man show by creating the instruments below.

  1. First, your elf will cut out these graphics and tape or glue them to varying sized cans to create a festive set of drums. (Helpful hint: the red-and-white striped strip of paper fits on tuna-sized cans, while the peppermint printed strips fit on regular-sized soup cans.)
  2. Next, your elf will find the perfect drumsticks from around your home. (Helpful hint: this elf used pieces of a red-and-white striped paper straw and attached mini pom-poms to one end of each stick.)
  3. Your elf will be ready to rock!

For more easy ideas, check out the Scout Elves at Play® kit, or visit our Ideas for Elves blog page!

Before you or your elf get to work recreating this inspirational idea, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!