Ok..so it’s that time again! Time for me to publicly showcase how bad I am at making crafts yet how easy it is to get creative with your kids. While I am no Martha Stewart, my daughter certainly thinks I am. Tonight we made “shakers” for New Year’s Eve!
What you will need:
- paper plates (any size)
- dried beans
- staples or glue
- markers, crayons or paint
- optional items for decoration – glitter, stickers, construction paper, rubber stamps, etc.
Decorate the bottom side of the paper plates: draw decorative pictures, write “Happy New Year”, color with markers, use stickers, get creative – the more, the better!
Once you are done decorating and all the “decorations” are dried (if you are using paint or glue), fold the plate in half and staple or glue closed leaving an opening of about 2″ at one end.
Fill the folded plate with the beans, do not overfill. If the opening is too small, you can use a funnel to get the beans in.
Seal the opening after the the plate is filled.
Now..shake, shake, shake….and don’t forget to wiggle your hips!
Ok…so here are the pictures of mine! When I have more time tomorrow I am going to really glam them up, I’m thinking feathers and rhinestones.
I would recommend this for toddlers age 2-5, but of course they are fun at any age. Please supervise your children while using the shakers, the beans can definitely be a choking hazard if the “shaker” was to open.
Posted by Nicole Ibarrondo, former editor here at Mom Fuse