Watch the step-by-step instructions video on Nick Jr. Video.
Two plastic plates
1 cup dry pasta (macaroni or penne)
Assorted foam shapes
Place one plate on your work surface and put the dry pasta in the plate.
Glue around the edges of the plate, covering the entire rim with glue.
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.)
Decorate the tambourine with foam shapes, ribbons, and stickers.