Do you remember some of the fun crafts you did as a kid? I do. I’ve always loved craft projects.
Let’s go on a trip down memory lane and do some of those fun classic craft projects with our own kids. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
This paper plate tambourine project is a fun choice. It’s easy to make and you can make music with them after you’re done.
Let’s grab some craft supplies and get ready to have some fun!
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How to make a paper plate tambourine
The first thing you want to do is decorate your paper plates. You’ll need to decorate two plates for each tambourine. Decorate the bottoms of your plates, since that will be the side facing outward.
My girls chose paint because they love every excuse that can get to throw on their smocks and start painting.
You could also use crayons, markers, stickers, or even glitter glue to decorate your plates.
Once your paint is dry, flip one of the plates over and add a handful of dried beans.
If you don’t have any dried beans, or do not want to use a food product, you can add beads or small pebbles.
Take your second plate and line it up over your other plate. Both of the bottom sides will be facing outward.
Use your stapler and staple along the edge all around your tambourine.
Leave enough room in between your staples to punch a hole. We put one hole between all the staples.
Cut small pieces of ribbon and tie them in each hole. We used curly ribbon from our gift wrapping supplies and found it worked really well.
Now it’s time to play with your paper plate tambourine.
Or, hide behind it.
It also works quite well if you hold it under your chin and beat it like a drum!
What was your favorite craft you made as a kid?
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First published 7-11-2013, updated on 5-30-2018