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Easy Easter Egg Maracas

Easter Egg Maracas: These DIY Maracas are such a fun and easy Easter craft for the kids! 

The Easter Egg Maracas are simple, but allow enough creativity that a wide age range can enjoy making them, and use supplies that you probably have laying around the house.

Easter Crafts: Easy Easter Egg Maracas

Every year, after Easter has come and gone, I continue to find plastic Easter eggs lying around my house that my kids collected during community egg hunts and from their Easter baskets. I try to save as many as possible to reuse them next year but really, how many extra plastic Easter eggs do you need? These maracas are a creative way to get extra use out of them…and they’ll keep the kids entertained for hours.

When I made these with my two kids, we had a little fun raiding my craft box for creative Washi tape to use. Each kid was able to pick out several colors and patterns that they loved, allowing them to make the maracas uniquely theirs.

DIY Maracas

If you don’t have Washi tape, you can find an entire assortment at Walmart or a craft store but colorful Duct tape works just as well for this craft. (Also, Washi tape addiction is a real thing! I may or may not have a slightly embarrassing amount but it’s all just so cute and I know I’ll use it eventually!)

We used popcorn kernels as the noise-maker inside the egg but feel free to get creative here. Rice is also another option, along with dried beans or anything else you may have laying around. Different things create different sounds so it’s also fun to experiment and test different things here.

Easy Easter Egg Maracas: These cute little DIY Maracas are made with Washi Tape and plastic Easter Eggs and make a darling Easter Craft for kids!

The kids really enjoyed the entire process of making these, from picking out the color of their egg to the decorative tape to adding the popcorn kernels and even put on a little concert after to show off their new instruments.

Since these are so easy to make and the supplies are cheap, they’re a great Easter craft for classrooms or other Easter parties too. I think we may invite some of my kids’ friends over and make them again!

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How to Make Easter Egg Maracas:

A perfectly easy craft for the kids, plus it’s a great way to use up all those leftover plastic Easter eggs

Materials Needed to Make Maracas

  • Easter Eggs
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Washi Tape or Duct Tape
  • Popcorn Kernels, rice or anything to fill the eggs that will shake!

Instructions

  1. Fill your easter eggs with popcorn kernels.
  2. Place a plastic spoon on each side of the egg.
  3. Wrap decorative tape around the spoon and egg. You can cover the whole egg with tape or just enough for it to be secure.
  4. Shake, shake, shake!

 

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Yield: as many as the number of eggs you have

Easy Easter Egg Maracas

Easter egg maracas

A perfectly easy craft for the kids, plus it’s a great way to use up all those leftover plastic Easter eggs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • Easter Eggs
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Washi Tape or Duct Tape
  • Popcorn Kernels, rice or anything to fill the eggs that will shake!

Instructions

  1. Fill your easter eggs with popcorn kernels.
  2. Place a plastic spoon on each side of the egg.
  3. Wrap decorative tape around the spoon and egg. You can cover the whole egg with tape or just enough for it to be secure.
  4. Shake, shake, shake! You are done!

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  1. So thankful I came across this post this afternoon!! My son just called to see if we would like to have our Granddaughter, who will turn 3 in April, come over for a couple of hours tomorrow. I also like to have some ( or 2-3 ) to keep her busy and interested in while she is here. These are so easy that I really didn’t even need to check the instructions before getting started. It was just thinking of putting the materials together and coming up with this cutie! Thank you!!

    1. Yea! Also, I love hearing you get to keep your granddaughter on occasion. My parents used to do that for us too, but they moved too far away. 🙁
      Also, cookie dough is great- they love to roll the dough into balls and smush them flat. And of course, macaroni art.