It’s dead easy to make a drum from a plastic bucket, in fact some folks drum professionally on plastic.
That footage is of the “Chicago Bucket Boys”, a crew of well known buskers who have even been asked to play at concerts.
Five Gallon Correspondent Jeremy Cook has done one better and made a cheap version of a “hang drum” out of a 5 gallon propane tank.
Hang drums are very high-end handmade metal drums. Similar models go for hundreds, and the real thing costs thousands of dollars. Jeremy has put together this video which features shots of building a 5 gallon hang drum with genuine hang drum music played in the background.
If you want to see him testing his drum out, check out his overview of the Hank Drum.