With the holidays coming up, cooler days and more time inside with your little ones, you may be looking for some new ways to keep these little people occupied. Here's a very fun idea for a musical craft. It's super easy and fun and can lead to hours of music making fun!
What you'll need:
Empty and dry water bottles (we used standard size but the tiny ones would work really well for tiny hands)
Assorted beads, the brighter the better. You can find great packs of beads at crafting stores or Target or Walmart
Tiny bells. We found a lovely pack of small bells at Jo-Anne's
Washi Tape. We love these great packs at Michael's
Stickers of your choice
Gather the kids on the floor and spread the assorted beads and bells out on the floor. Give them each their own water bottle and have them fill their water bottle with the beads and bells that they like the most. This is a great fine motor activity.
Once the water bottles are filled, make sure to securely close the cap. You can even apply hot glue to the inside of the cap to make sure they can't be opened. Once the bottle is closed, it's time to decorate! Kids can select their favorite colors of Washi tape and with your help, they can wrap the tape around the bottle. They can also choose favorite stickers to put on the bottle.
Now it's MUSIC TIME!! Put on your favorite music or grab a guitar or ukulele and get ready for some music making. We like to shake along to one of our favorite Seed & Song songs, Om Namaste.