Making of gong

Gongs are constructed of hammered metal. Most are made out of wood, bronze or brass, but with an amalgam of other metals. Although a lot of gongs are made in China, they are not mass produced like televisions or plastic toys. Each one is handmade.

Gongs serve dual purpose of being a musical instrument and a work of visual art. They are generally not disc shaped, but instead take more complex, even abstract forms.

Materials needed for making a gong includes:

  1. A disposable metal turkey roasting pan
  2. A large cake pan or a pie tin.

Remember, the larger your gong, the better the sound. To hang your gong, get a cardboard tube from a roll of wrapping paper, a long straight stick or a broomstick. Your stand can be made from two chairs. To put your instrument together, you can use pipe cleaners, yarn or colorful string.


Procedure for making gong

Assembling the gong is simple. Just poke two holes in your metal pan several inches apart and thread a pipe cleaner through each one. Twist the pipe cleaner into a circle and the metal pan will hang perfectly on the stick or cardboard tube. If you’re using yarn, use as much as you need to hang your gong to the length that you desire.

Then you can decorate! Textured fabric paint will adhere to metal pans to make a nice design – just let it dry before touching. You can add puffy stickers, scraps of felt, glue string or any other tactile crafts you can think of. Decorate your gong with a Chinese theme, like the dragon for the year of the dragon



Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step II: Teacher introduces the new topic “Making a gong”

Step III: Teacher explains the importance of a gong

Step IV: Teacher explains the procedure for making a gong

Step V: Pupils make their own gong



  1. List one importance of a gong
  2. List two materials for making a gong

Conclusion: Teacher concludes the lesson by evaluating the students and gives an assignment



  1. List the procedure for making a gong.


See also

Making of Maracas

Making of Local Instrument

Local Instruments that Produce Sounds

Modern Instruments that Produce Sounds

Sound Energy

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