DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Tambourine
This is a classic craft that never loses its appeal (my 9 year old
still likes making one every now and then).
- two paper plates.
- hole punch and string/wool
- dried pasta, beans, sand, rocks or something like that
- Optional: stickers, paint, markers, construction paper, etc to
- Decorate outside of paper plates as desired. Kaitlyn has
always loved painting paper plates!
- Fill one plate about 1/4 or less of the way full of dried pasta or beans (or
- Put the other plate over the first and staple around the edge (about
- Punch holes all the way
around the plates (we punched 2 holes between each set of staples to make 8 holes in total).
- Lace the plates together with string or wool -- Kaitlyn laced hers
all the way around in one direction and then took a second piece of
wool and laced it in the other direction to make her fancy pattern --
the children can do it however they like!
- Shake your tamborine!