If you love Fall as much as we do, you and your toddler will love making this pumpkin craft! It’s still pretty hot in many parts of the country but that hasn’t prevented us from pulling out our pumpkins and Fall leaves and other decorations that we put up during this time of the year. Get your toddler excited about Fall with this fun pumpkin music shaker craft. There is counting involved, color recognition and even a scavenger hunt can be included in this craft. So enjoy this fall craft for kids and make some pumpkin music shakers!
Pumpkin Music Shaker Craft Tutorial
Pumpkin Music Shakers Supplies Needed:
- Orange Easter Eggs
- Green Paper Plate or Green Construction Paper
- Rice (Rocks or Beans will work as well)
Directions For Pumpkin Music Shaker Craft:
First, head outside and let your child find a few twigs. These will be used as the pumpkin stem so thin twigs would be best. Once your child has found a few twigs, gather up your supplies inside and head to the table.
Parents, carefully punch a small hole in the top of your Easter eggs with the scissors or an ice pick. If you are like us, we always have random bags of Easter Eggs put up from previous years of egg hunts so grabbing some orange eggs wasn’t a problem.
Once the hole is made, help your child break a small piece of the twig off and put through the hole on top. If it’s a little loose, you can place a drop of glue on the twig and then let dry.
Once the twig is in place, cut a small strip from your green paper plate. This will be the pumpkin leaf so squeeze it in the hole beside your twig!
Once those two steps are finished, grab some rice and fill the bottom half of the Easter egg.
Before closing your egg, place a small strip of glue around the edge.
Close your egg and let the glue dry before handing it off to your toddler. This will help the egg from popping open. The last thing you want is for rice to go flying everywhere!
Toddlers love making this pumpkin music craft and shaking them! Something that might be fun to do is fill your eggs with several different types of materials (like beans, pebbles, and pennies) so that they all sound different when shaking. These pumpkin music shakers would be great to play with after a fall snack like soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!
This is such a fun and easy music shaker craft to do with your little one and the finished product seems to be a big hit to play with day after day. Have you made music shakers before?