Thursday, April 4, 2013

Upcycle Easter Eggs into Egg Shakers!

I hope everyone had a very Happy Easter holiday!  Ok, let me preface this by saying that this post isn't really ukulele oriented, but there is a relationship (see video below).

Now that Easter is over, chances are that you have a bunch of plastic Easter eggs lying around your house...especially if you have little ones.  You could throw them away, pack them into a box and store them for next Easter, or you can make some pretty sweet Egg Shakers out of them!

It's a fairly simple process and it makes for great supplementary percussion.  You can even hold one in your strumming hand while you play your ukulele like this....

Here's how you can make your own.  It's a fun little project and you can even get the kids involved.  My toddler love these things!


- plastic Easter Eggs
- uncooked rice, sand, or anything else that could make a nice shaking sound
- hot glue gun (or tape if you don't have a hot glue gun)

Put a spoonful of rice into the empty egg.  You can experiment with different amounts.  I found that filling it up about 1/3 gives it a percussive sound that I enjoy.

Use a hot glue gun around the lip of where the egg opens up and close it shut.  Work fast!  This stuff dries really quickly. 

If you don't have a hot glue gun on hand, you can just use some tape to close the egg.

If you used a hot glue gun, give the glue a little bit to dry, then remove the excess glue from the outside.

Voila!  You're ready to make some music. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post. Keep it up. Hope to read more post from you guys.