Playing the drums is incredibly enjoyable, and many drummers are incomplete without their drumsticks. It doesn’t take long until you want to take your sticks everywhere. Whether you’re a professional drummer, casual drummer or not a drummer, there are many interesting uses for drumsticks when you’re not playing the drums or practicing on your pad. If you have the drumsticks with you anyway, why not find some creative uses for them?
Here are a NINE interesting uses that we’ve come up with:
Mimic a conductor and get the full effect in front of your friends and family while listening to music… or lip sync to your favorite song, using a drumstick as the microphone.
Mixer: Perfect if you don’t want to use your bare hands to mix or stir your ingredients.
Ring holder: secure your drumstick to a base and this would be a perfect way to safely hold your rings.
Toilet paper support: secure your drumstick to a base or partially bury it vertically in a potholder full of river rocks or gravel, and voila… a toilet paper holder!
Plant support: If you want to guide your plants/flowers to grow vertically, drumsticks can work well for this.
Party games: “Spin the Drumstick” as the modern take on “Spin the Bottle” from the old days. =)
Wind chimes: Hang a few drumsticks on a frame, and you've got yourself a percussion-themed wind chime … the sounds are unique and it makes a creative conversation piece.
Snowman decoration: Drumsticks make perfect arms when building a snowman!
Weapon: This seems obvious, but even more reason to carry your sticks wherever you go, right??? You never know when you need to fend off a bad guy!
I think we can all agree that the BEST use of drumsticks is PLAYING the drums! ;) ... but it was fun thinking of other uses, too!
Please comment below if you have other unique or interesting uses for drumsticks when you’re not playing the drums. I would love to hear more ideas!
To my fellow drummers: I would be very interested to know your favorite drumsticks for gigging. Which size/brand do you use?
And for those of you who are not (yet) drummers: Give it a try it sometime…it’s a lot of fun!
Here are some cool bags that hold your drumsticks, too!