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Drum Cups: Kitchen Creation For Kids

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Pa, Rum, Pum Pum Pum!


I will be the first to admit, not every unique kitchen creation we attempt works out on its first go. Being that I love to include a fun food craft or recipe during each unit study, I challenge my creativity weekly so that as a family we can share laughs, time, and food together while engaging more in our topic. Throughout our homechool studies we have tasted foods we never would have before, crafted some adorable food creations, and tested our abilities with recipes all because of the desire to immerse ourselves further into our topic.

While in our festive units, our Little Drummer Boy lesson would undoubtedly include a fun food craft that, you guessed it, would be themed upon on a drum.

Ideas for this kitchen creation came pa rum pum, pum, pumming along, and I was inspired by them all. The only thing to consider was, which one would keep the beat best.

After some trail and error, and keeping my kids' abilities and patience in mind, the masterpiece we chose is well deserving of a drumroll!

This simple, yet interactive and fun, dessert cup had us all marching to the beat of


Gather up your drum line to march to this sweet kitchen creation!

*Get complete engaging Lesson Plans full of learning activities, games, worksheets, and more HERE!*



What You'll Need:

Small Clear Plastic Cups with Lids (5.5 oz)

Colored Icing

Candy Pearls


Chocolate Candy Melts

Wooden Spoons

Ice Cream

Let's Make It:

Step 1: Use the color icing of your choice

to pipe on the decorative zigzag pattern

around the cup. Get as creative and fancy with

the pattern as desired.

Step 2: Add the candy pearls where the

Little Drummer Boy Kitchen Creation: Drum Cups

zigzag lines meet, or add additional

pearls/sprinkles to the icing where you would like. Place the cup in the freezer to allow the icing to harden.

Step 3: Place the chocolate candy melts in a microwavable bowl and heat until melted. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave. On the underside of a cup lid, use a spoon to add dots of the melted chocolate around the inside of the lid.

Little Drummer Boy Unit Kitchen Creation: Drum Cups

Step 4: Place the desired sprinkles on the melted chocolate dots. Place the lid in the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden.

Step 5: Once the cup and lid decoration has set, remove the pieces from the freezer. Add a scoop of ice cream to the cup and gently place on the lid. Ensure that the top of the ice cream doesn't touch the bottom of the lid.

Step 6: Add a drop melted chocolate to either side of the lid to attach the wooden spoons. Place the cup back in the freezer to allow the chocolate to set.

Little Drummer Boy Kitchen Creation:Drum Cups

Step 7: Once ready, remove the cup from the freezer. To enjoy, pull off the spoons and use them to drum the top of the lid, allowing the toppings to fall down on the ice cream. Open the cup for a fun reveal and dessert!

*See this adventure in action


Little Drummer Boy Kitchen Creation: Drum Cups

Little Drummer Boy Kitchen Creation: Drum Cups

My kiddos loved drumming the tops of their drum cups to release the toppings!

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See this creation in action, click the video!

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