Music Shaker 

 

 

Description:

Use recycled materials to turn it into a musical instrument! This shaker can be used for dancing, movement, expression, and just to have fun! 

 

Materials:

  • Toilet paper roll or paper towel roll
  • Dried beans or rice or small rock
  • Tape or a stapler 

 

Steps: 

  • Take one of the sides of the paper towel or toilet paper roll and pinch it together for it to close. Tape or staple that end shut. 
  • Turn the tube over to the open end. 
  • Add beans or rice in the opening which will make the sound. Once added enough, not too much, pinch that end closed and tape or staple to close the side. 
  • Make sure both ends are closed shut. 
  • Shake the shaker to hear the sound and start dancing! 
  • Invite your child to paint, color or add stickers to decorate the outside. 

 

Tips:

The more rice or beans you put inside, the heavier the shaker will get. Add enough dried ingredients to hear a repeated sound.