Making Maracas

Summary: Using plastic egg shells, rice, spoons, and washi tape, kids can make their own maracas.


  • Plastic eggs
  • Rice
  • Spoons
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Music speaker (optional)


  1. Open the plastic egg and pour dry rice into it. Close it and make sure it is properly secured shut.
  2. Place the egg between two plastic spoons and tape the plastic spoons onto egg.
  3. Gather kids and shake the eggs to make music together. Consider playing some music to shake along to.

Debrief Questions:

  • How did it feel playing your very own instrument?
  • How did you feel making music with other people?
  • Do you feel closer with the people around you?

Grade Level: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Messiness Level: Sort of Messy

Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)