Monday, April 16, 2012
Easter Egg Maracas
I went to Target this morning for sundries and discovered that the store has marked down all Easter supplies to 90% off original price. The section was mostly picked through, but they had a ton of plastic Easter eggs left for a whopping $.09 per bag. Hmmm, I thought, Martian figures? (one of the bags had a nice selection of eggs in greens and blues) Caterpillars? I picked up a bunch and put on my thinking cap when I got home.
I've decided they'll make great kids' maracas for cinco de mayo. I obtained the go-ahead from the SO's teachers at lunchtime and mocked this up. Cute, eh? I made the design with Sharpie markers on a white plastic egg. These eggs conveniently have 2 holes on either end, so I simply threaded 2 long pipe cleaners through the holes and then folded them (so the pipe cleaners are in quarters), twisted them, then secured the join with hot glue. Add a spoonful of rice and beans (and maybe hot glue the egg closed to avoid accidents), and you have a simple schoolroom craft. I think the kids will go for it - what do you think?