How to Make Egg Shakers Out of Plastic Eggs (& a Fun Song to Sing)! by Kim Kusiciel

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4 months ago
How to Make Egg Shakers Out of Plastic Eggs (& a Fun Song to Sing)!

Plastic eggs are all around this time of year. You might even have some leftover from last year. Here's a quick and easy way to use them up in a fun and low-cost way.

You'll need:

  • plastic eggs
  • 1/4 - 1/2-inch Washi or duct tape strips
  • dried beans

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Take the larger half of the egg and scoop some beans into it. Your toddler can help with this step, but I recommend you do this over a bucket or table with a bowl for easy cleanup!
  2. Close the egg with the other half. Have fun with this, the halves don't have to match, which is great when you have mismatched leftover eggs.
  3. Close the egg up by wrapping the tape around the center and then up and over. You can make a design with the tape or keep it simple.

After you've made a few, make music with your egg shakers! Try this song:

Egg Shaker Song:

Shakey egg, shakey egg, shake your shakey egg
Shake it high (raise it up high)
Shake it low (shake it low)
Shake it to the side (move it to one side)
Shake it to the other side (move it to the other side)
Shake it loud (make it loud)
Shake it soft (make it quiet)
Now FREEZE!

Change it up and repeat a few times for lots of toddler belly laughs!

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Shannon Watanuki
Fun for my little nieces!
Kim Kusiciel
You can fill the eggs with different types of beans or even rice to make different sounds. We like pinto beans the best!

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