Find the below Craft Supplies at Discount School Supply. (You
will need these in the below crafts.)
Finger Cymbals Craft
For each child, clean two frozen juice, baby food jar lids, or small jar lids. Have an adult hammer 2 holes in the middle of the lids using a nail. (If needed, place a piece of masking tape on each side of the lids to make sure no one will cut their fingers. Then make a hole through the tape.)
Place a a short piece of pipe cleaner through each hole. Twist at the end. (You can place elastic or ribbon through each hole Tie off at the end). Decorate using paints, stickers, rick rack, ribbon, lace, etc.
Place a finger through the pipe cleaner or ribbon and make music.
Tape the lid closed. Tape the pieces of construction paper onto
the container. Wrap it around the container.
Tape. Decorate the construction paper. Play some music
and play the drums or just let the child play with it.
To hang it around your neck (especially if you are in a marching
band), punch holes in the bottom of the container, and put a long
piece of yarn, string, etc. through both holes.
Toilet Paper Shaker
Use an empty toilet paper roll. Tape one end using masking tape. Fill with some rice and/or beans. Tape the other end with masking tape. Cover both ends with a piece of round construction paper. Tape. Cover the rest with construction paper. Tape. Decorate. Make music.
Note: For your shakers, you can cover the toilet paper roll with contact paper and use round pieces of contact paper to cover the ends.
Juice Can Shaker
Clean and dry a frozen juice can and lid. Fill with some rice and/or beans. Place the lid back onto the juice container. Secure with masking tape. Cover both ends with a piece of round construction paper. Tape. Cover the rest with construction paper. Tape. Decorate. Make music.
Place rice, beans, etc. inside a plastic egg. (Seal with tape or a hot glue gun.) Decorate with paint, markers, etc. or they can be plain.
Plastic Cup Shaker
Place some rice, beans, etc. into a clear plastic cup. Decorate a round piece of paper. Tape it on the top (use wide clear packaging tape).
Decorate Your Own Wooden Maracas
There are some wooden maracas you can decorate yourself at Discount School Supply. Click on the below image and search for Decorate Your Own Wooden Maracas - Set of 12.
Decorate a paper plate the way you would like it to look. You can tape strips of construction paper, crepe paper streamers, or tissue paper strips to it. (You will need to cut the squares into strips.) Fold the paper plate in half and fill it with beans or rice. Have an adult staple it closed. Shake and tap your tambourine.
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