[music plays] [shakers] Hi, I'm Jane and I love crafting with my kids Alex and Emilie because it helps them learn a lot about themselves and how to get along with others.
These are important skills for success in school.
I like doing crafts because you can turn trash into pretty things.
And I love glitter! So in this video we're going to show you a fun craft that turns empty water bottles and toilet paper tubes into musical shakers.
With glitter! Yes Alex, with plenty of glitter.
[piano roll] [baby giggle] [piano plays] [music plays] For each shaker, you need an empty and dry water bottle, the short 8 oz.
kind works best.
A toilet paper tube or paper towel tube cut in half, scissors, electrical tape, a funnel, and something to fill the bottle with.
We're using beans to make noise and glitter to make it pretty but you can use whatever you want.
Little jingle bells, paper clips, rice, beads, and confetti — anything that will fit.
Alright, let's get started.
The first step is to fill your bottle a third of the way with beans and glitter, or with whatever you're using.
[music plays] I've learned early on that it's best to keep glitter in a contained region.
It can get pretty messy.
Put that lid on good and tight.
We cut the tube next, right? That's right.
Do you want to go first? Sure.
Emilie can do her own cutting but I handle it for Alexandra especially when it comes to thicker material like cardboard.
All done, now, can you put this over the mouth of the bottle? [music plays] Step five: tape the tube to the bottle.
Make sure to tape the tube very securely to the bottle.
I know the next step.
What is it? Decorate it with tape.
That's right! Yeah and I want to use silver, blue and white.
Oh my goodness, okay.
Why don't we start with silver first, Okay.
How about I will cut the pieces of tape for you, and then you can tape them on the tube.
[music plays] Emilie are you done with the white tape yet? Can I use it? Sure.
One thing I love about crafting is that it's a great way to teach kids how to take turns and work together.
Look mom, I made a heart.
Oh wow [that's so cool] I made one for you too Alex [thank you so much] So are you guys all done? [together] Yeah.
Do you want to try em out? [together] Sure.
Let's do it! [shakers] [laughter] And there you have it.
These shakers are pretty to look at and fun to play with.
And when your kids use them as instruments, they learn about rhythm and patterns.
[music plays] Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what's that coming down the track? A freight train! Freight train coming down the track, chugga, chugga, chugga.
Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, what's that coming down the track? Try this at home and let us know how it goes with a photo or video tagged "Mother Goose Club" Or leave comments below and don't forget to subscribe for other crafts, tips, activities and more.
Bye! [shakers] [laughs] let's do it again.
[cheers] From there? Okay.
[laughter] [baby giggles] [piano].