Sharing our curriculum with parents/carers…

Make a paper plate shaker


What you need:

  • 1 x paper plate
  • Coloured markers / crayons
  • Tissue paper
  • Stapler or sticky tape (children can use staplers safely if you show them how!)
  • 1/2 cup of rice


Help your child to:

  • Fold the paper plate in half
  • Colour the outside of the plate with marker pens / crayons
  • Seal up the curved edge of the shaker with a stapler or sticky tape – leave 5cm at one end so you can add the rice
  • Pour the rice into the shaker
  • Seal up the remainder of the shaker’s edge
  • Cut some strips of coloured tissue paper
  • Paste them on to the curved edge of the shaker with a glue stick
  • Now your shaker is finished!
  • Sing some songs or put on some music and…shake it, shake it …you won’t break it…