Homemade Musical Instrument
Make your own musical instrument using recycled household items and jingle bells.
- 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
- White Fuzzy Sticks 100 Pack
- Gold & Silver Jingle Bells 16mm
- Gold & Silver Jingle Bells 20mm
- 2 Yogurt Cups (rinsed and dried)
- Rice, Dried Beans or Lentils
- Masking Tape
- Tissue Paper
- Decoupage Glue
- Craft Glue
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Pour approximately ¼ cup of rice, dried beans, or lentils into one of the yogurt cups. We used rice, however, you can add whatever you have available, and you can mix together the materials.
Place the other yogurt cup on top and use masking tape to secure the cups together at the seam.
Cut up small pieces of tissue paper. Apply the decoupage glue to the cups and then add the tissue paper to the cup.
Continue to cover the entire shaker with tissue paper. Tip: Overlap pieces to create a unique design. Cover the top of the tissue paper with more decoupage glue. Let dry.
Thread (10) large Jingle Bells onto a Fuzzy Stick.
Wrap the Fuzzy Stick around the shaker cup. Letting it rest a little above the middle. Twist the ends of the Fuzzy Stick together to secure.
Use craft glue under the Fuzzy Stick so that it will stay in place.
Repeat Steps 6-8 using the smaller Jingle Bells. Finish by adding adhesive jewels to the shaker. Shake back and forth to create a jingling tone!