Music Monday

July 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

It’s our first Music Monday!  Each Monday we’ll feature a music-related craft or activity.

This week: we’re making tambourines!

Things you’ll need:

  • 2 paper plates per child
  • Crayons, paints, stickers, markers – whatever you want to use to decorate the paints
  • Tambourine “filler” – rice or beans (I used pearl barley; it was languishing in the pantry) 
  • Stapler or tape
  • Ribbon (optional) 
Have the child decorate the outside of the plate.  Alissa chose to use paints.  This activity by itself could last for hours; Alissa loves anything involving paints.
Even Ashley got in on the coloring fun, when she wasn’t trying to eat the crayons.
After the paint / marker / whatever is dry (or the child has tired of decorating!), staple or tape the two paper plates together about 2/3 of the way around, leaving an opening in the top. 
Pour the beans or rice in the top opening.  Staple or tape the plates the rest of the way shut.
Staple or tape two ribbons to the bottom of the plate.  Easy tambourines!  
Alissa’s “painting” looks like a Rohrshach test.  I think it looks like a heart with an arrow in it.
Note: paper crown is optional, but highly coveted by many female tambourinists.  

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