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Easter Egg Maracas

Easter Egg Maracas
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Shauna Wightman
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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.

How We Did It

Easter Egg Maracas

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.

Easter Egg Maracas

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.

Easter Egg Maracas

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

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

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.

Easter Egg Maracas

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.

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My child and I completed Easter Egg Maracas.

posted by: Sarah on 1.20.2014

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My child and I completed Easter Egg Maracas.

posted by: Nika on 8.8.2013

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My child and I completed Easter Egg Maracas. They sound great!

posted by: Jessica on 5.31.2013

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Great idea...these eggs float around my house for weeks after Easter...we may also make some as party favors

posted by: Heather on 3.28.2013

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Thanks for the idea! The boys and I had fun making these. We used rainbow printed duct tape that we had left over.

posted by: Alison on 3.6.2013

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This is very clever...I love it. We do musical things and this will add immensely

posted by: Sally on 12.28.2012

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