Tambourine

Tambourine

Make this musical instrument from items around the house and watch your kids shake, rattle, and roll.

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Tambourine

Craft Features

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

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
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: 4-6

Materials

  • Two plastic plates
  • 1 cup dry pasta (macaroni or penne)
  • Craft glue
  • Assorted foam shapes
  • Assorted ribbons
  • Decorative stickers

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place one plate on your work surface and put the dry pasta in the plate.

  2. Step 2

    Glue around the edges of the plate, covering the entire rim with glue.

  3. Step 3

    Place the second plate on top of the first and hold it in place. You can also staple the plates together for extra hold. Allow the glue to dry. (You could also try the new disposable plates that lock together.)

  4. Step 4

    Kids can decorate the tambourine with foam shapes, ribbons, and stickers.

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