Festive Maracas

Materials

  • Recycled plastic bottles with caps, two
  • Uncooked rice, gravel, or seeds
  • Orange/green pom-pom trim, six 8" lengths

Tools

  • Plaid: FolkArt: Hologram Extreme Glitter; Mod Podge decoupage medium; Acrylic Colors: Sunny Yellow, Pumpkin, Fresh Foliage
  • Craft glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, measuring cup, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Wash and dry recycled bottles. Let dry.

STEP 2

  • On covered work surface, tear newspaper into 1"-wide strips. Apply decoupage medium onto newspaper strips. Smooth newspaper strips over water bottles (maracas), covering completely. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Paint bottom section and 2" top section on maracas Pumpkin. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Paint Sunny Yellow band around bottom of maracas. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • Paint center section of maracas Fresh Foliage. Let dry.

STEP 6

  • Apply glitter on maracas. Let dry.

STEP 7

  • Measure and cut six 8" pom-pom trim lengths. Wrap and glue lengths around maracas dividing color sections. Let dry.

STEP 8

  • Fill maracas with 1/4 cup uncooked rice or pebbles. Glue caps on bottles.
by Sandy Rollinger
Festive Maracas
Festive Maracas