Shakie Shakers!

Today with Playschool our main project was to make shakers and shake them during our dance party.  It was actually a great little project that everyone (all five kiddos!) did and enjoyed.  I stole this idea from my friend Liza, who got it from an art class, I think.  

First you gather all the little toilet paper rolls that you’ve been collecting to do something with some day.  Fold them in half so that they are more flat and easier for the kids to color.  Gather everyone together and bring out some markers and crayons and let them go for it.


When they seem like they are done with their coloring, staple one end closed, add about a tablespoon of dried beans, staple the other end closed, and shake it up baby, now!!

Here is Clara testing hers out.

Then we all went outside and had a dance party with our shakers and some ribbons tied to shower curtain rings for swinging around. Our favorite party song? “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith. Classic.


3 Responses to “Shakie Shakers!”

  1. 1 Kristen June 2, 2009 at 7:39 am

    That sounds like ALOT of fun! What happened to the refridgerator box? I might have to try this one with Drew, it sounds like even I could do it . . .

    • 2 mysillylittlelife June 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm

      Refrigerator box is still in the garage. I think it will be for next time as I want to cut a door and some windows in it. You could totally pull this off and Drew would love it. He could use the shaker when he dances to his angry music.

  2. 3 Karen June 4, 2009 at 9:28 am

    The chicken coop and run look great. Good Job.
    Love the shaker’s I bet they had alot of fun and really got Jiggy
    Clara likes Jigety Jig!!!

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