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DIY Maracas Musical Instruments Crafts for Kids

Kids will have fun making these super cute DIY Maracas. Not only is this a fun musical instrument craft for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders, but a fun music activity for kids too! These DIY musical instruments for kids couldn’t be easier to make and they are loads of fun to play with and make music as well. Whether you are a parent or teacher, you will love making these homamde musical instruments!

Kids will have fun making these super cute DIY Maracas. Not only is this a fun musical instrument craft for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders, but a fun music activity for kids too! These DIY musical instruments for kids couldn't be easier to make and they are loads of fun to play with and make music as well. Whether you are a parent or teacher, you will love making these homamde musical instruments!

DIY Maracas

Teaching music for kids starts with teaching kids to love and apprecaite music. One way to do that is lots of fun musical crafts for kids that allow kids to create and explore as they make sounds. Making DIY musicla instruments for kids allows you to start exploring how we can all play together and playing on the beat. Whether you use these DIY maracas to teach music or just to play as you sing your favorite song or nursery rhyme, these homemade musical instruments are sure to be extra fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students.

All you need are a few simple materials to make these cute homemade maracas: plastic spoon (any color) plastic easter egg (any color) rice or beans washi tape in your favorite colors or patterns

DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

All you need are a few simple materials to make these cute homemade maracas:

  • plastic spoon (any color)
  • plastic easter egg (any color)
  • rice or beans
  • washi tape in your favorite colors or patterns

DIY Instruments for Kids

Homemade Musical Instruments

The first step is to fill your easter egg with rice or beans so it makes the fun shake noise! Fill it and shake your egg to get the right amount of filling you want to hear.

Homemade Musical Instruments

DIY Instruments for Kids

Now put the egg on a plastic spoon. Cover the egg with another spoon with the well facing the egg.

DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

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Use pretty washi tape to attach the spoons to the eggs. That’s it! Super simple, yet fun and pretty maraca craft for preschoolers and kindergartners!

homemade maracas craft

Now it’s time to make some music, play along to your favorite song, or learn about music fo rkids!


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Music for Kids

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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