I know what you’re thinking. No way! A paper plate tambourine? I DO NOT need more noise in my home! But sometimes a little noise can create a little more sanity. When the kids are busy and playing, you have time for that hot morning coffee and magazine ¦time to check your email ¦time to visit the bathroom alone. Just wear ear plugs! IMG_1837 copy

Paper Plate Tambourine

Seriously though, this craft is easy and will keep the little ones entertained for quite a while.  Kids  who are marching along, pretending to be musicians in a parade are pretty darn cute! Paper plate tambourines  allow  children to explore music and rhythm, without breaking your bank. Materials Needed:
  • Paper plates
  • Glue Dots
  • Corn or beans (about 1/4 cup)
  • Bells (optional)
  • Washi Tape
  • Markers
IMG_1802 Fold the paper plate in half and begin to seal the edges with Glue Dots. Of course you could use regular glue or even tape, but Glue Dots are easy, effective, and mess-free. IMG_1805 Continue sealing the paper plate until just a small opening is left, then invite  your child to pour in a handful of corn and a few bells. IMG_1821 Seal the rest of the plate completely, then wrap the edge of the paper plate with colorful washi tape. IMG_1825 Invite your child to decorate their tambourine with markers or stickers. IMG_1844 Invite your child to shake, tap, and drum their new tambourine! Paper Plate Tambourines

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