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Fiesta Shakers



  • ~ Toilet paper tubes
  • ~ Waxed paper
  • ~ Rubber bands
  • ~ Dried beans
  • ~ Brightly colored streamers
  • ~ Glue


  • Use a rubber band to attach a piece of waxed paper onto one end of the tube, over the opening.
  • Let the children choose various colors of streamers to glue onto the tube, allowing a tail of streamer to flow from the end of the tube.
  • Put several dried beans inside the tube and then attach another piece of waxed paper over the remaining open end.
  • Encourage the children to parade around while shaking the maracas they made, and singing the Cinco de Mayo Day song!

Credit: Special Day Celebrations by Elizabeth McKinnon