The shaker is an extremely simple percussion instrument to make. One common form of the shaker that is often used in modern music today is called the maraca. To hear the shaker we will make today, click here.
How to Make It
To make this you will need two matching disposable cups, packing tape, and a teaspoon of dried rice. Pour the rice into one of the cups. Carefully place the second cup, upside down, squarely on the rim of the first cup. There should be no openings around the edges, so that rice can't escape. Now use your packing tape to secure the two cups together. To play your shaker, simply shake it! You can experiment with different ways to shake it, to make it produce different sounds. Enjoy!