Tuesday afternoon, I was
avoiding housework bored and wanted to do something just a little crafty, but that wouldn't take too much time. I had these two 12-oz soda bottles which I had saved from a recent retreat I went on, thinking they were the perfect size for little hands. The girls LOVE anything that shakes and makes noise.
I filled one with rice and one with elbow macaroni noodles. I used super-glue to attach the lids permanently. (Note to self - do NOT leave super glue in the reach of a 4-year old when doing said activity.)
I used a hot glue gun (which I did not leave in the reach of my 4-year old...hey, I'm not THAT dense!) to attach a piece of fabric, the edges of which I had used pinking shears on. Finally, I hot-glued a strip of coordinating felt around the fabric-covered lid.
The kiddos knew just what to do with the shakers! (Don't mind Mackenzie's fancy 'do...we had a jamma day today, complete with no hairstyling!!)