How to Make a Music Shaker Craft with Paper Plates

How to Make a Music Shaker Craft with Paper Plates - Final Picture

Do you like to make crafts from paper plates? A music shaker is a fun one to do. Have fun using your artistic skills to make it. And then, have fun using your musical skills to create beautiful music with it after you are done. 

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How to Make a Music Shaker Craft with Paper Plates - Materials
What You Need: 
  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Something that Makes Noise like Dried Beans, Popcorn Kernels, etc.
  • Glue or Stapler
  • Crayons, Markers, etc.
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Hole Punch (optional)
What You Do: 
  1. Decorate the bottom of two paper plates.
  2. Turn one plate right side up and add the dried beans/popcorn kernels.
  3. Glue and/or staple the other plate on top.
  4. If gluing, wait for it to dry.
  5. If you want, you can punch holes around the outside and add ribbon or yarn as fringe.


Great way to encourage kids to learn the beat of the music! Takes me back to my tambourine days. Will be fun to see all the designs that my preschoolers come up with. :-)Thanks for all your activities! I'm looking forward to the Christmas ones.Betsy

Hi Betsy,

I am so glad you like it. Max is really into music, so I am hoping activities like these keep encouraging his exploration of it. And, I have some fun Christmas ones planned. Stay tuned.

~Tia (Mum)

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