Take some time to be with your children, making toys with simple materials and nurture them to the art of creative recycling. Today we are going to create together the maracas with our friends Mash and Periwinkle characters.
Required items for the maracas
• 4 plastic cups
• Mash and Periwinkle silhouettes
• A4 cardboard papers
• Scotch tape
• PVA glue or hot glue
• 2 straws
• 2 elastics
• A teaspoon of rice
• colored pencils or markers
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Procedure to create Mash&Co maracas
Make two wholes in the bottom of one of two glasses with the scissors being careful not to break up all the plastic around. Place the straw into the hole and fix it with the hot glue and rubber bands. Fill in the glass with a teaspoon of rice, then attach above the other glass securing it with the tape.
Cut out strips of paper, wrap them up to create thickness, and attach it to the center of your maracas. Repeat with the other glasses. After you’ve downloaded and printed off Mash and Periwinkle silhouettes (downloaded here), color them, cut them out and glue them on cardboard. Your maracas are done! Have fun.