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To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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How to make simple maracas

Submitted by on May 11, 2011 – 4:20 am4 Comments

After an elaborate kind of craft, today we have something much simpler, which not only is suitable for kids of all ages, but it is also a lot of fun to make and to use. We made a couple of maracas with the plastic containers you find inside the Easter eggs with a surprise. We filled the container with old pasta shells – but you can use beans or anything that rattles – and covered the whole container with paper tape. The tape holds it together firmly and makes for an ideal surface to decorate.  Normally we use acrylic paint, but this time we kept it really simple and used coloured markers instead. To make them more durable we sealed them with water based varnish.

Happily shared with Kids Get Craftyand Play Academy.



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