The Fresh Beat Band Tambourine

The Fresh Beat Band Tambourine

Shake it! This nifty noise-maker comes together with everyday materials, many of which you probably have at home.

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The Fresh Beat Band Tambourine

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Make Music with Us
Music skills include: singing or playing instruments, dancing and moving, appreciating different styles of music, and understanding concepts like rhythm and dynamics.
Ages: 5-6

Materials

  • Cardboard hat box or paper craft box lid
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • One large nail (parents only)
  • 6 large buttons in aqua, orange, pink, peacock blue, green, pink and yellow
  • 6 large jingle bells
  • Aqua and orange lanyard cord
  • Fresh Beat Band Stickers
  • Glue stick
  • Scraps of colorful paper
  • Hole punch

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Paint the lid of the box, inside and out. Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Parents only: Make 12 holes around the circumference of the lid with a nail (or a barbecue skewer).

  3. Step 3

    Snip three short pieces of orange and three short pieces of aqua lanyard cord. Thread one piece of cord through a button, then pass its ends through a hole on the lid's circumference. To secure, tie the ends of the cord in a knot inside the tambourine. Repeat with remaining buttons, adding them to every second hole along the lid's edge.

  4. Step 4

    Snip six more pieces of lanyard cord. Pass one piece through the eye of a jingle bell and then thread the ends through a hole in the lid; tie the ends in a knot inside the tambourine. Repeat with the remaining bells, adding one to each of the remaining holes on the lid.

  5. Step 5

    Print the logo on sticker paper and cut it out. Apply it to the center of the tambourine. You may also print on regular paper and use a glue stick to attach.

  6. Step 6

    With a hole punch, punch scraps of aqua, orange, and other colored paper to create confetti. (Your hole punch has a little lever that, if pulled back, lets you dump the confetti out.) Use the glue stick to add the dots around the circumference of the tambourine.

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