How to Make a Mexican Noisemaker

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Make a Mexican Noisemaker


Here are the detailed instructions for the Mexican Noisemaker craft found in our June Traveler Bramble Box.

Maracas are noise making instruments used throughout many nations in Latin America, including Mexico. Music plays a big part in the culture of Mexico.

Make your very own paper plate Mexican noise maker!

Materials Required
  • Two paper plates
  • Colored streamers
  • String
  • Pony beads
  • Craft stick
  • Glue
  • Beans (black or pinto work well) 



Gather together your supplies. Tie the beads securely onto the end of the string. Position the string, stick and streamers on the edge of the plate and place beans inside. You may wish to use a piece of tape or staple to secure the stick in place.  

Glue around the edge of the plate and place the second plate upside down on top. The glue will need to dry for 1-2 hours. If you wish to complete the craft sooner you could use a stapler to staple round the edges and staple the stick in place. My kids wanted to use them straight away.

TIP – you can staple straight onto the craft stick to hold it extra securely in place. 
Decorate your noise makers……………..and shake! I loved how my older kid could twist the noise maker so the beads would drum my side and my little one would shake it like a maraca; building on motor skills for each of them.



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