Musical Shaker

Get musical with these easy-to-make shaker instruments. With just a few materials, craft time leads right into music lessons!


  • Plastic bottle or glass jar
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Decorative ribbons or pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Fill bottle or jar with desired amount of popcorn kernels, then screw the top back on.
  2. Decorate by tying ribbons or pipe cleaners around the container.
  3. With the help of an adult, use a hot glue gun to make a seal, securing the twist-off top.
  4. Let the glue dry for several minutes.
  5. Start shaking!