As part of our Magnificent Music Camp last week, we made egg shakers. So simple and the preschoolers loved them! Last spring I mentioned how we use our plastic eggs year round, for so many activities. You can find them on clearance after Easter, of course.
We filled ours with leftover colored rice and beads that we had used in a sensory tub awhile back.
Paper mache over them.
Let them dry a day and then paint them with acrylics.
Turn on some music and shake, shake, shake!