This is a special DIY for Mama’s and Papa’s who are NOT scared away by a little « music » making…

Normally, my 2 1/2 years old daughter has music lesson on Friday.  But this Friday, because school is closed, she is super sad not to be able to play drums on the floor.


I look around, and BAM, Maracas idea !


So this is the materials that I collected:

Maracas Raw materials
Or what you might need to create some homemade maracas.
  • Empty boxes, or empty toilet paper roll.
  • Tape (strong one!)/glue/scissors/coloured paper (must be a little bit cardboard-ish).
  • Rice/quinoa/pasta/bulgur… it depends what you have in your pantry.

And now, the fun part:

  • Be sure that one side of the box/toilet paper roll is safely sealed. I cut a piece of paper, blocked one exit and tape it around.
  • Fill the box with your rice/pasta. I would say it was 2-3 of my daughter’s hand’s full.
  • Seal the other side of the box.
  • Wrap paper around in a Christmas-wrapping-kinda-care.  And have fun decorate with Washi tape for instance, or drawings, ..
  • SHAKE IT like you are in a Maracas Band Camp!

    Maracas Fluo Duo
    And here they are, ready to make some noice


And let it fly !
Shake it shake it like you mean it.

Hope you will enjoy as much as I did,


Have a shac-shac day,




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