Step 1. Grow a gourd
Step 2. Let it die, dry, cut the end off, knock all the seeds out and save them for next year :)
Step 3. Fill it with something noisy, I used beans but you can use anything you want. (rice, ball bearings, broken glass, rocks bells...)
Step 4. Plug it up!! I got small corks from a local wine/home-brew store for about .15 each (so I can change the sound) but a hot glue gun would work also
Step 5. SHAKE IT UP!!!! Wow and impress your friends with your undeniable skills in turning a vegetable(?) into the coolest world music accessory anyone can have!