A couple years ago the kids came home from pre-school with these cool little maracas….made from plastic easter eggs.
So with left-over easter eggs on-hand and Cinco De Mayo coming up, the stars were aligned and we had to get shaking.Here’s what you need:
(Note: you can substitute popcorn for rice, beans, or lentils for different shaking sounds)
Here’s what you do:
Be as elaborate or as simple as you want with the tape. You could even use colored tape to hold the maracas together. But I prefer this:
Do it again.
and again, till you have a big bowl full of these shakers.
My Dad and I made the 50 maracas above for a New Years Eve party last year. I’m not sure who had more fun drawing and coloring….him, me, or Lucy. This project is fun for kids of all ages.For a real colorful celebration decorate with these:
Then enjoy the fiesta!