Up-cycled Instruments (Maracas)


Introduction: Up-cycled Instruments (Maracas)

Maracas made with a pringles can, beads, cardboard strips and paint.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You will need to gather the following supplies - empty pringles can, beads and foam cardboard, spray paint (optional), string (optional), hot glue (optional).

Step 2: Clean Can

Clean out your can and make sure its free of chips.

Step 3: Cut Foam Cardboard

Cut foam cardboard into 1 mm strips.

Step 4: Fill in Beads

Fill in ½ the beads and ½ foam cardboard, but only fill 4-5 cms in the can.

Step 5: Seal It In

Seal with the cap (You can hot glue it).

Step 6: Decorate

Spray paint and add interesting designs to make your project unique. I suggest spray painting first, then going in and painting on designs or adding string decor.



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    Nice DIY instrument. There is music everywhere. You just have to find it.