With Fall here the pumpkin craze has begun! That also includes all the pumpkin crafts, activities, and recipes! Last week the girls were all about making music and pumpkins of course, so why not combine the two and create some fun Pumpkin Tambourine Shakers!
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- 2 paper plates (makes 1 tambourine)
- Orange paint
- Brown pipe cleaner (stem)
- Green construction paper (leaf)
- Shaking items (large beans, large buttons, bells)
- Stapler or Glue
The first thing you want to have your child do is paint both of their paper plates orange to make them look like pumpkins. We also added a little bit of glitter to our paint to make them sparkly! Just remember, you will find glitter everywhere and I mean everywhere later on once your kiddos begin shaking their pumpkins.
This would be a great activity to do outside if the weather permits.
Once the paint on your plates is dried completely tape down your stem and leaf on the inside of your plates. Allow the kiddos to pick items that would make fun noises such as bells, buttons, and beans. Cover the open area with the second plate and staple all of way around the pumpkin to keep the items from falling out.
You could also glue the edges together, but that will take another day to dry and I know my girls would not have the patience to wait one more day. Also, make sure that you are using large buttons and beans so that when your kiddos are making music with their tambourines the items won’t fall out.
The girls had lots of fun making these easy Pumpkin Tambourine Shakers and dancing around the house! Turn on some music and let them shake to the beat!
This is the perfect activity for the classroom or to make at home for fun! This Pumpkin Tambourine Shaker craft can be used in so many ways with your children, including fine motor skills, music, a pumpkin lesson, or just for pretend play.
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