Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Noisy Shakers

I had these 2 very large tubs lying around.  (They were those body building milkshake powdered drinks - not mine!!). Anyway, I thought they would make quite good musical shakers so my daughter and I painted them using black paint with some craft glue added to it.

I filled one with some kidney beans and the resulting noise was extremely loud so to try and have a contrast, we filled the other one with pistachio nut shells which both sounds and feels lighter!  I need to get the glue out and fix down the lids, although I'm in 2 minds about that as I could potentially change the sounds if I left them accessible.  This is not the sort of thing I would let the boys play with unsupervised anyway!

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