Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Shakers & Music Makers!

Every party needs music and an Easter party is no different.  The kids will have a blast making these shakers then dancing all over the house to the sound of their own music.

Materials Needed:

  • Scrapbook paper, wrapping paper or construction paper -  cut to size of toilet rolls
  • Toilet Rolls (or paper towel rolls cut into 3 pieces)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Packing Tape
  • Mini cupcake wrappers (1 per child)
  • Rice, beans, or lentils
  • Small paint brushes
  • Plastic eggs (preferably the ones shaped as bunny heads)
  • Glue gun


  • Before the party, tape one end of each toilet roll closed with packing tape. 
  • Set up the table/craft area with a toilet roll, a pot of glue, a paintbrush, scrapbook paper, a plastic egg, and cupcake wrappers for each child.
  • When the children are sitting down, fill each toilet roll about 1/3 full with beans, rice, or lentils.  To make your band more interesting, fill each shaker with different fillings or mix the fillings. They'll all have a slightly different sound! 

  • Use a piece of packing tape to seal the end.
  • Have the children paint the outside of their toilet rolls with glue.
  • Use the scrapbook paper to cover the toilet roll.

  • Glue the cupcake wrapper to the top end of the shaker to cover the tape.
  • Have an adult attach the plastic egg on the top of the shaker with the glue gun. 
  • Allow to dry.

Your party will be a hit as the kids dance, march and shake their way around making beautiful bunny music!


  1. Cute idea! Looks really similar to my playdough bunny favours. Have a great weekend.

    1. Wow! I just visited and you are right. My initial intention was just coloured eggs on top but couldn't resist the bunnies when I saw them at Dollarama. I love your idea for a non-sugar treat at Easter and playdough is always a hit! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I was just going to say those reminded me of a post I saw on another blog - Easter crafts are so fun!

  3. This is such an adorable idea! My girls would have so much fun (and drive me nuts) with these.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.


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