The Cutest DIY Maracas (so easy!)

feat image maracasMy daughter’s 2nd grade class is studying Economics, and each child is expected to create a good or service to bring to school this week.  They must make it themselves, use only basic (inexpensive or free) supplies, and make 22 of the item.  Each child will bring their good or service to school, where they will have a store and “sell” their items to other 2nd graders.

We had to think of something that no one else was doing already, so we brainstormed together and came up with DIY maracas!  Making the maracas has turned out to be easy, fun and totally do-able for my 8 year old.

maraca supplies

Plastic spoons

Plastic eggs

Dried beans or rice

Designer Duck tape




Fill each egg 1/3 full of dried beans or rice. Place 2 plastic spoons around the egg (see picture, below).  Wrap the Duck tape around the spoons/egg to secure them together. Continue to wrap Duck tape around the length of the spoons until everything is covered.  Voila!

duct tape maracas

We chose 3 different styles of Duck tape so that her maracas might appeal to more students.

This could be also be a fun activity during a play date with friends!


DIY maracas for kids that are so easy to make! Perfect idea for a school store

May 16, 2016
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  • Reply Tina

    What a great idea! I hope she sells out quickly 🙂

    May 16, 2016 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Faye

    How cute! I love this idea – my kids are gonna go nuts over this craft!

    May 16, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Angela @ Blooming On A Budget

    I hope she sells out of them! What a great idea!

    May 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Aileen

    This is such a cute and creative idea!

    May 22, 2016 at 10:26 am
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