Rockin' Recyclables
         Step 1: Things You'll Need
         Step 2: Think Twice Before Tossing
         Step 3: Jazz It Up
         Step 4: Get Creative
         Step 5: Glue It
         Step 6: Cut It Out
         Step 7: Rap While You Wrap
         Step 8: Add a Little Shake, Rattle, and Roll
         Step 9: Once More With Feeling!
         Step 10: Get Your Groove On

        To create Shake It Up, you will need:

        1. Materials
          • Cardboard Tube
          • Crayons and Markers
          • Wax Paper
          • Rubber Bands
          • Seeds
          • Glue
          • Scissors
          • Craft Supplies

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        Rockin' Recyclables

        Reusing household items is a great way to reduce waste. Explain to your child, "To reuse means to use again and again." Think about household items, like a milk carton or an empty egg carton. You and your child can fill them with uncooked rice, popcorn kernels, or dry beans to make a different kind of instrument! Now, get ready to make some music!

        Step 1: Things You'll Need

        Collect the items from the materials list.
        Little Hands Tip: Take turns making silly noises.

        Step 2: Think Twice Before Tossing

        When you are finished using a roll of paper towels, save the paper tube instead of throwing it away. Cut construction paper to fit around the paper tube.

        Step 3: Jazz It Up

        Give your child crayons or markers to decorate the construction paper you cut to fit the paper tube.
        Little Hands Tip: Name the crayon and marker colors as you use them.

        Step 4: Get Creative

        Go wild! Use craft materials to create fun designs and patterns.

        Step 5: Glue It

        Place glue on the cardboard tube.

        Step 6: Cut It Out

        Cut two pieces of wax paper in the shape of circles to cover the bottom of the cardboard tube.

        Step 7: Rap While You Wrap

        Wrap one end of the tube with one of the cut pieces of wax paper and secure it with a rubber band or piece of tape.
        Little Hands Tip: Think of words that rhyme with "wrap".

        Step 8: Add a Little Shake, Rattle, and Roll

        Put either a small amount of uncooked rice, popcorn kernels, or dry beans into the open end of the tube.

        Step 9: Once More With Feeling!

        Repeat step 8 with the open end of the cardboard tube.

        Step 10: Get Your Groove On

        Now, shake it! Ask your child to shake her new instrument to create rhythms or follow along with a familiar song.
        Little Hands Tip: Don't forget to move to the beat! Dance around to the music.

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