Easter Egg Maracas

My kids love making noise! I imagine that's why they love rocking out to homemade instruments... These easy-to-make maracas look like papier mache--but without all the mess.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We had a bunch of Easter eggs laying around, but you could use any small plastic item you can fill. If you don't have wash tape, you could use masking tape and color the finished maracas yourself.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First the kids half-filled the eggs with rice. They both loved this part and had fun adding different amounts of rice and listening to how the sounds would change.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Next, they placed the egg between two plastic spoons. Then they taped around the spoons to secure the egg.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Then we added strips of tape across the top to cover the top of the egg.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    We just wrapped the tape around the rest of the egg and down the spoon handles to cover. My five-year-old liked wrapping the maracas, although my three-year-old found it more challenging and had her brother help.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    So easy, right? Now my little noisemakers have their own little noisemakers. And we have no mess to clean up! A win-win craft project, in my book.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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