Maracas

Teach your kids about Latin American cultures while making these fun shakers.

Your kids will love shaking maracas to make music as much as kids in Latin America do. Recycled fruit cups from children’s lunches work well for this craft!

SUPPLIES (adult help needed)

  • Handful of sand, pebbles or seeds
  • 2 clean recycled fruit cups or other recycled containers
  • Hot glue*
  • Jumbo craft stick or recycled ice cream bar stick
  • Paint, glitter glue, stickers and/or washi craft tape

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put the sand, pebbles or seeds in one cup.
  2. Using a hot glue gun, glue together the open ends of the cups, leaving about ½ inch with no glue.
  3. Place a craft stick in the space you left between the cups, and glue or tape around the handle.
  1. Make colorful designs on the cups with your paint, glitter glue, stickers or craft tape.
  2. Let dry, and enjoy making music!

* Heavy-duty tape can be used in place of hot glue, but the maracas won’t be as sturdy.



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