Supplies: 
  • 2 small plastic bottles with caps (such as quart-sized milk bottles)
  • Elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • Colored construction paper
  • Masking tape or any strong tape
  • Safety scissors
Instructions: 
  1. Using safety scissors, cut out four strips, four red leaves, or any other decorative shapes that you would like to have on your maracas.
  2. Glue one strip to the top and one strip to the bottom of the thick part of each bottle.
  3. Glue two leaves or other decorations to each of the bottles.
  4. Put enough elbow macaroni inside bottles so that it makes a maraca sound when it shakes.
  5. Put the caps on the bottles and tape them shut.
  6. Shake your new maracas everywhere you go!