Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kindergarten Rattles

For our Native American Rattle project, we started out by looking at a variety of rattles:

I gave the student 3 choices for their rattles:
1.  small water bottles
2.  toilet paper roll
3.  2 small containers

Water Bottle Rattles
The students began by adding small beads (leftover Mardi Gras beads that I had cut up) to their bottles. paper mache paste. Once they were dry, I used an exacto knife to cut a small slit in the side of the bottle. The children wrapped a tongue depressor with colored tape and inserted this into the bottle.

They put the cap on and then we taped it (so that they wouldn't be tempted to open them). They covered the bottles with tissue paper and

 Toilet Paper Rolls
I gave each student 2 circle with slits cut around the outside. They taped one of these on one end. Beads were added and then the 2nd circle was added and taped to the other end. Once both ends were taped. The students used permanent markers to color their rattles. I used the exacto knife to cut a small slit and they added the tape covered handle.

 2 Small Containers
Each student was given 2 matching containers (yogurt or jello worked best). Beads were added to one and then the containers were taped together. The containers were painted with acrylic paint. The tape covered handles were added at the end.

For all 3 rattles, the students decorated them with sequins to give them some sparkle. Pin It

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