How to Make Musical Easter Egg Shakers
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How To Make Easter Egg Shakers | Upcycled Easter Craft

Excited to start getting things ready for Easter, I dug out Baybah’s Easter basket from the garage. During my search, I found a couple of cracked and mismatched Easter eggs.  I did not want to throw them away, so I thought why not recycle them and make a craft!  I have been wanting to make Musical Egg Shakers for Baybah, and thought this was the perfect opportunity.

I knew I could recycle some things around the house like the cracked Easter eggs I found, newspaper, and beads left over from another craft.  Plus, any excuse for me to paper mache is always a good thing!  I cannot wait until Baybah finds the Easter Egg Shakers in his Easter basket:)

How to Make Easter Egg Shakers:

Materials Needed:

Plastic Easter Eggs, Beads, tape, Elmer’s School Glue, Water, Water Cup, Newspaper, craft paint, paint brush, Elmer’s Paint Pens

Musical Easter Egg Shaker

How To:

1.  Start off with plastic Easter eggs and beads.

2. Fill a little less than half of the egg with the beads.

3. Tape the eggs shut.

4. Make glue for paper mache.  Pour some Elmer’s School Glue in a cup.

5. Add a little bit of water to the Elmer’s Glue.

6. Stir.  The glue mixture should be the consitency of milk.

7. Rip strips of newspaper.

8. Dip the newspaper strips one piece at a time, and layer over the egg.

9.  Cover the entire egg with at least 3 layers of paper mache.  Let dry. (overnight is best)

10.  Paint your Easter egg.

11.  Draw your designs onto the eggs with Elmer’s Paint Pens. Let dry.

12.  They are ready for your little one to shake!

Easter Egg Shakers

I would have Baybah shake them for you, but I want the Easter Bunny to put them in his basket;)

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias.  All thoughts and opinions, and ideas expressed are my own.

Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

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  1. AHHH… paper mache.

    I spent a whole week trying to make these using just the plastic egg and rice/beans. Crazy glue, goop, even PVC glue ALL cracked if pressure was put on the center. I ended up just putting electrical tape along the center but didn’t like the look of the tape.

    I like the decorated look!

  2. How cute! What a creative idea. :)

  3. {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker says:

    Ooh, looks awesome! You know, I haven’t done paper mache since like, 2nd grade. Maybe I’ll have to give these a try!

    • I love paper mache!! I have been knee deep in it at school for the past month!! Let me know if you make one, I would love to see it:)

  4. These are super cute!

  5. I think you got this linky mixed up with Get Your Craft On. I’ve deleted your entry, so head on back and enter it on today’s linky, not the Creative Estates linky. Sorry I confused you. :)

  6. Cute idea! I love it!

  7. how fun perfect for Easter and I can just imagine my little prince and princess playing with them making great noise. Come over to my blog to see what easter goodies I shared

  8. Um CUTE!! Love them!!

  9. Cory Anderson says:

    What an interesting and creative post! I never even thought about making my own egg shakers. I only used the egg shakers that were provided in band in high school. I will definitely make note of this the next time I have play time with my nephews and nieces. Thanks!

  10. Very cute easter craft.

  11. What a cute idea! I have tons of those eggs laying around, I’d love to make shakers with them!

  12. cute idea

  13. These are so cute, they’re like little maracas!

  14. Ooh, neat!

  15. too cute! I have never done anything like this before.

  16. I am so going to do this with my son for eater. So cute!

  17. These are super cute!

  18. Oh my goodness!! How cute and clever! My boys would LOVE this! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

  19. These are so cute!

  20. Great rainy day craft for my toddler! Thanks!

  21. such a cute craft. thanks for sharing.

  22. what a fun craft for the holidays

  23. Cute idea!

  24. Very cute!

  25. Cute!

  26. That is a really CUTE idea!

  27. What an adorable idea!

  28. So creative and adorable!

  29. Super cute!

  30. Love this idea, so cute!

  31. That is such a great idea!!

  32. Cute idea. I have a few things put aside for papier mache projects, but never thought about the plastic eggs.

  33. You are SO creative — I love this.

  34. Adorable I love the paper miche.

  35. That would be a fantastic craft/project for a Sunday school class or daycare facility!

  36. Love it! What a great way to use up those eggs from past years and add something new and fun to the Easter baskets!

  37. That looks like fun!

  38. I wish I had seen this post before Easter! Super cute idea.

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