How to Make a Bell Clapper
Making a bell clapper is a simple process that requires only a few materials and tools. A bell clapper is the part of a bell that strikes the inside of the bell when it is rung, creating the sound. With some basic supplies, you can make your own bell clapper in no time.
To make a bell clapper, you will need:
- A piece of metal (such as brass or steel)
- A hammer
- A file
- A drill and drill bit
- Wire cutters
Steps to Make a Bell Clapper
Cut the metal into a rectangular shape with wire cutters. The size of the rectangle should be slightly larger than the inside of the bell.
Use a hammer to flatten out any rough edges on the metal.
File down any sharp edges on the metal.
Drill two holes in one end of the rectangle, about 1/4 inch apart.
Thread a piece of wire through the two holes and twist it together with pliers.
Place the clapper inside the bell and secure it with glue or tape.
Your bell clapper is now ready to use! When you ring your bell, the clapper will strike against the inside of the bell, creating sound.