Not just because they rhyme, but because they seemed appropriate for our memory verse:
Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The kids loved making these. They loved being able to decorate them in their own way. And they loved the streamers (streamers are optional, of course). This craft was a big hit with all (ages of our group were 2-8).
Psst…this is an adult made sample. Results will vary.
For each tambourine, you need:
- 2 firm paper plates (we used the bigger sized color colored party plates from Walmart)
- 1 “Sing and make music…” sticker (download link below)
- crayons or markers
- crepe paper streamers cut into 12” lengths
- a stapler (make sure yours clears the “hump” of your plates ok, one of mine didn’t)
- a handful of dried beans (I used pintos)
1. Download the “stickers.” I actually did use sticker paper because I happened to have it, but you could print on plain paper and then glue stick it in place. Cut out the circles (I recommend doing this ahead).
2. Have the kids decorate the backside of 2 plates, adding the sticker if they like.
3. Put about a handful of beans into one plate. Put the other one on top of it so that the cupped sides are facing and staple around the edge. Make sure your staples are close enough together that the gaps are not big enough to allow beans to escape.
4. If you want streamers, fold them in half and then staple them to the edge where you like them.
5. Optional: punch a hole the edge so you can hang it up.
Here’s Emma’s tambourine.
Now, make a joyful noise!
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