Homemade Musical Shaker

Hi All!!!

There are several kinds of musical instruments that you shake to play. My daughter’s teacher challenged us to make a shaker instrument from things at home, and this is what we came up with. It’s kind of like a maraca, but we used what we had on hand.


  • Container (tin, plastic, glass)
  • Something that shakes inside it (rice, beans, beads, or apparently candy🤣)


  1. Add shakable things to your container.
  2. Fasten the top on (You don’t want anything flying.)
  3. Play your heart out.

Have fun creating your own musical instrument out of things you have around the house!!!

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of www.LittleKatyBugs.com

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