Last Saturday I took the "Gourd Ocean Drum" class - see description below. We took a wide shallow canteen gourd, stretched a goat skin across it, and filled it with pellets. The pellets create the sound of waves when you
roll them across the skin side. You can also use a stick to make a traditional drum sound.
We then had a choice about how to decorate it - either by painting it, using fur or hide, or using the wood burning technique, which is what I tried.
In the photos below I have shown the step-by-step process. It was a lot of fun and not nearly as hard as I thought
it would be!