Cinco De Mayo: How To Make Maracas
Anytime is a great time for a fiesta, especially when it's time for Cinco de Mayo: how to make maracas. Who doesn't love chips and salsa, margaritas, and music? Shake it to the beat with your maracas in hand! Maracas are also called rumba shakers. For some reason, shaking maracas just sets the tone for a great party. The first maracas were made of dried coconut shells and seeds. Making maracas is fun and simple. Whether you are looking for quick party decorations or a cool craft to keep the kids busy, maracas are ideal. The best part is that they can be made from just a few household items. Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Get in the true spirit of the day by making your very own maracas! There are many different ways to make the cool musical instruments. Your creativity is the limit.
In order to make festive maracas, you will need
- 2 Styrofoam cups or paper cups. You can even use empty yogurt containers.
- acrylic paint
- decorative accents such as stickers or pom-poms and buttons
- hot glue gun
- 12 dried beans, pebbles, or pennies
- Paint the cups any color you choose. Allow to dry.
- Decorate them by painting swirls. Paint the bottom of the cups a contrasting color.
- Add the dried beans or pebbles to one cup.
- Use the hot glue to line the rim of the cup that contains the beans or pebbles.
- Quickly place the other cup on top of it. Allow to dry completely.
- Finish decorating with pom-poms, stickers or other decorations.
- Let the glue fully dry. Now, shake it!