Here’s how to make your own maracas (Art & Craft ideas).
A maraca is a hollow gourd-shaped container filled with beans, pebbles, or similar objects, shaken as a percussion instrument (used in Latin American music).
What you need
- Two paper lunch bags
- A handful of dried beans
- Things to decorate with (markers, stickers, glitter)
Ask an older sibling, grown-up friend or an adult to help you:
- Decorate the bags with markers, stickers, glitter, or anything else you want.
- Fill the bags with the dried beans
- Gather the sides of the open end of each bag. Tie yarn around it to keep the beans inside.
- Shake, shake, shake!