Easy Outdoor Crafts for Kids

Recycled Container Instruments

Celebrate recycling and the joy of music with this easy outdoor craft for kids. Gather your family and friends in the yard or the park and strike up a band of recycled container instruments!

What You'll Need:

  • Clean plastic bottles, coffee cans, and butter tubs (all with lids)
  • Uncooked pinto beans
  • Uncooked rice
  • Masking tape
  • CD player
  • Favorite CD

How to Make Recycled Container Instruments:Step 1: Clean out all of your empty plastic bottles and coffee cans with lids. Step 2: Put a handful of uncooked beans and rice inside each one and tape the lids shut. Step 3: Now that you've found a way to give old things new life, give your new percussion instruments a shake and listen. Step 4: Just add your favorite songs, and you've got a musical tribute to recycling!

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