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How to Make Paper Instruments


Musical Bell Shaker

Shake, rattle, and roll! Colorful ribbons keep the bells in place and make this musical bell shaker look extra festive.

What You'll Need:

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sparkling stickers
  • 16 jingle bells
  • 16 pieces of 1/8-inch-wide ribbon, each 6 inches long

Tools:

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 1/8-inch paper punch
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: With a tape measure and pencil, mark positions for eight holes approximately 1/2 inch apart along both edges of the tube. Punch a hole at every pencil mark. Punch another row of holes 1/2 inch above the first row, spacing them between the first holes.

Step 2: Paint the tube the color of your choice; let dry. Apply stickers around the tube. Tie bells to the bottom row of holes using 6-inch lengths of ribbon. Double-knot each ribbon.

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