Salt Shaker Noise Maker

Music is a shared experience that invites families to come together. Kids love playing, making, and dancing to music—and now they can make their own instrument.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials. Fill the empty salt shaker with dried beans, popcorn kernels, rice, or something that will make noise when it’s shaken.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Seal the spout of the salt shaker with tape and use markers to draw designs on the ends of the shaker.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Wrap some paper around the shaker and glue it into place.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    You can also glue some ribbon around the shaker.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Once it is decorated and dry, just shake, shake, shake! What kind of music can you make?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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