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« on: July 20, 2012 06:53:31 PM »

Every summer I take some sort of class to enhance my teaching.  This year, I re-took World Music Drumming because my county was paying for it!  woot!  One of our instructors came in with these maracas one day and I LOVED them!  Her's were filled with lead shot (like you'd pack in a shotgun shell) but that's really REALLY expensive.  So I have little metal BBs.  It makes a little deeper rattle but it still works! 

So - basically we have wooden toy truck wheels, 3/8" dowel rods each a foot long, 2 painted ping pong balls and BBs.

We bought enough materials to make 6 of them.  They come out to about $3.00 each to make depending on the dowel rods, the ping pong balls and whether you have a coupon at Michael's for the wooden toy wheels.

The FUN PART!  This was the mess we made making these fantastic instruments for my students!  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012 09:32:16 PM »

I am VERY interested in this. I'm a PreK-5th Music teacher on no budget (aren't we all?lol). Do the BBs go inside the ping pong balls? How are they glued to the dow rods? Got anymore cool music budget stretchers you can share?
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012 12:57:21 AM »

Thanks for this. Fun to make, Fun to use and Pretty to look at. Three out of three  Cool
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012 05:10:09 AM »

That's so cool. You sound like such a fun teacher!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012 03:01:13 PM »

I am currently working on a tutorial to make these!  And I'll be more than happy to share!  Smiley  Not sure when it'll be done but I'll get it up here eventually.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012 05:38:58 PM »

These look fun!! I could see myself shakin' these like crazy, all over the house Smiley. I really like the metalic paint you used.

« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012 07:33:58 PM »

you could even use rice or popcorn kernels to make them even cheaper. i love these, very cool!

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