Maracas Craft

Maracas Craft

What You'll Need:

  • Small, clean empty containers with lids like yogurt cups and water bottles. You'll need one per guest.
  • Dry beans
  • Colored plastic tape
  • Markers, stickers, pompoms and other decorations
  • Glue


Set out the containers, a bowl of dry beans, and the various decorations.

At the Party:
  • Give a container to each guest and let them add a handful of dry beans. The container only needs to have about an inch of beans inside. Put the lid back on the container and make sure it is on tightly.
  • Be sure to seal the lid with several strips of the tape so that the beans don't spill out when the container is shaken.
  • Let the guests decorate their container with strips of colored tape, stickers and any other supplies you provided.
  • When everyone is finished, turn on some music and let the children start shaking their maracas.
  • Your guests can take their maraca home as a favor.

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