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Product Code: OW-frtwpa

Frog Twirler – painted

£3.50 exc VAT

£4.20 inc VAT

Age 3 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 1
  • Buddies 1
  • L 5cm x W 6cm x H 17cm
  • Stock: 32
Quantity Discount (%) Price (exc VAT)
1 - 2 £3.50
3 - 4 5 % £3.33
5 - 9 10 % £3.15
10+ 15 % £2.98
Sound Children

This is a bigger version of our ‘Creaker Creature’ and is just as easy to play. Just put some tension on the string and twist the stick – it sounds just like a frog.

In fact it can make a wide range of different sounds, depending on the amount of tension you apply and the angle of the string. The ‘Frog Twirler – painted’ can also be twirled around to produce a wonderful buzzing noise. Simple, ingenious and a great sound.

It is also great for showing how sounds are produced, as you can see how vibrations set up in the string get amplified by the drum inside the frog.

The EAN of this product is 5060344030786

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Product Information

How to Play

This is a very interesting instrument to play as you need to gently pull the stick with the nylon string upwards while twisting it. The resin on the stick helps to make the nylon string vibrate and these vibrations travel down the string to the skin over the resonator. It will subsequently produce a creaking sound.

You can also cup your palm over the opening of the resonator (the bottom of the frog) and open and close your palm to make different tones.

Don’t pull too hard, but firmly enough to be able to twist the stick against the string.

You can also whizz the whole thing around on the string which will make a different sound again.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

I just wanted to let you know that all instruments have just arrived in perfect condition. I love the birds and .. Everything!

Lorena Zurbano

The items were good the creaking sound represent the nerves in the body I’m seeing a few cancer patients so will give a few away.

Leith James

All was great, thank you. We were particularly happy with the painted frog scrapers so thank you for agreeing to hold the rest for us.

Debbie Nickerson
Play to Z Ltd

Thank you so much, all arrived fine. These instruments open the imagination and show the potential for all kinds of sound making in both a fun and thoughtful way.

Anne Bean

Congratulations — your stuff is brilliant!

Ann Cashman