Art & Music Project:
Make and decorate a Mexican instrument rattle! Traditionally these were crafted in many fanciful shapes, and animals were a favorite, some with magical powers. This project includes several examples from simple plastic containers to round balloons and a more advanced version using long cylinder balloons that can be twisted into artful creations!
Paper strips and glue form a hard resilient shell. Peas dropped into the rattles produce the sounds of rain, wind, crickets and lively rhythm effects! Then its time to decorate with a special touch of color and excitement by adding a design - using your imagination!