DIY Fruity Maracas

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Templates and instructions on making these cool DIY fruity maracas!


• DIY fruity maracas templates (x3)
• DIY fruity maracas instructions

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Description

Move and shake to the rattle of our DIY Fruity Maracas: Strawberry, Pineapple and a Prickly Pear!

Looking for a musical craft activity? Why not make your own DIY maracas? All you need to make these fun Fruity Maracas are the Happythought printable templates, scissors, a glue stick and some rice!

These brand new templates are free to download to Happythought Members, a part of the Happythought CraftClub.

What is a maraca?

A maraca is a musical percussion instrument – a rattle used traditionally in Latin and Carribean music. They are played as a pair. Maracas are usually made of leather, wood, or plastic.

How to make fruit maracas; Pineapple, prickly pear and a strawberry
Pineapple, prickly pear and a strawberry maraca

Why not make your own DIY maracas? All you need to make these fun Fruity Maracas is the happythought templates printed on to white card, scissors, a glue stick and some rice!

How to make a fruity Strawberry Maraca

You will need: Happythought maraca templates, scissors, a glue stick, a bowl of rice.

How to make DIY Fruity Maracas: Strawberry maraca with photo instruction tutorial - steps one to six
Strawberry maraca with easy to follow photo instruction tutorial

Step One
Print your templates on to a light card stock (around 120-140g).

Step Two
Trim carefully around the maraca templates.

Step Three
Fold tabs on your fruit template as shown.

Step Four
Carefully glue the fruit together leaving the top ‘lid’ open. You can reinforce the inside of the fruit with masking or sticky tape (optional).

Step Five
Roll around a pencil to form a tube of paper and secure the open side with glue. Your roll should have a diameter of approx. 12mm.

Step Six
Slide the tube into the bottom of the fruit (so that at least 15mm is inside the base), to form the handle of the maraca.

Create your own Strawberry maraca with photo instruction tutorial seven to twelve
How to craft a Strawberry maraca with photo tutorial

Step Seven
Glue the triangular tabs on to the outside of the tube to hold it in place.

Step Eight
Wrap the smaller strip around the top of the handle to add reinforcement.

Step Nine
Roll up a small ball of paper or tissue.

Step Ten
Insert the ball of paper in to the end of the handle. Push it down using a pencil. This is stop the rice falling out!

Step Eleven
Next fill the fruit with approx. two table spoons of rice.

Step Twelve
Close the lid and glue the tabs in place.

How to make tutorial on crafting paper leaves for a Strawberry maraca
How to make tutorial on crafting paper leaves for a Strawberry maraca

Making the top leaves

Step One
Fold the leaves template and glue back-to-back, so that one side has the images and the other is the solid color.

Step Two
Carefully cut out the leaves.

Step Three
Curve the edges of the leaves by rolling them around a pencil.

Step Four
Stack the leaves (large then small) and glue them together.

Step Five
Glue the leaves on to the top of the fruit. Step Six Yippee! Your maraca is ready!

Finishing off your pineapple maraca with green leaves

How to make paper leaves for the top of a paper pineapple
How to make paper leaves for the top of a paper pineapple

Our strawberry, pineapple and prickly pear maracas are easy and fun to put together. For the rattle sounds we put rice in our maracas. Beans, seeds and other grains work well too.

 

Printable maracas templates in color and black and white

How to make 3 DIY Fruity Maracas: Strawberry, pineapple and a prickly pear
DIY Fruity Maracas: Strawberry, pineapple and a prickly pear

The templates also include color-in versions so you can paint or decorate them as you like.

DIY Fruity maracas to print, make and color in. Fill with rice and shake away!
DIY Fruity maraca templates to color in
How to make and color in a strawberry maraca
Make and color your own strawberry maraca

The best high quality 300 dpi PDF craft and worksheet templates you can find. Designed to be teacher and printer friendly. our templates and worksheets also contain simple and easy to follow instructions.

More ideas for your DIY Fruity Maracas

Why not add some glitter? You can also use these templates as a base for longer lasting papier mache maracas.

Now you are ready to make some music!

This is a fun classroom resource for a music class, arts and crafts projects, family craft time or homeschool.

We love, love, love crafts and printables here at Happythought. Why not try some of these popular crafts and teaching resources, paper star ornaments, an easy tiger mask template or a nicho activity for Day of the Dead? Have fun!


You might also like our other free CraftClub templates. Mini DIY papel picado flag decorations, paper skeleton hand template and our popular pineapple pompom craft activity.


We hope you enjoy our DIY Fruity Maraca templates and instructions. Be sure to join the Happythought CraftClub here to get creating today! If so, please give us a little love; by liking us on facebook, pinning us on pinterest or following us on twitter. Thank you!

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