Turn Plastic easter Eggs into Musical Shakers

Every year I am left with countless plastic eggs that I can’t decide if I should store to use for next year or get rid of! What do you do with your left over eggs? Well here is an idea- this year save your eggs and make musical shaker eggs with them!

 Bee is back and going to share a video with us of a  sing along using shaker eggs, but first let’s get our shaker eggs made up.

 Here are the materials you will need:

Turn Plastic easter Eggs into Musical Shakers

First, spoon a small amount of rice, beans, gravel, or whatever you think would make a cool “shaker sound” into half of the egg.

Turn Plastic easter Eggs into Musical Shakers


1. Take the Super glue and glue the egg shut. Set aside to dry completely. (I was impatient at first and started gluing the ribbon on while it was still drying and ended up with super glue all over my fingers- not fun!

2.  Once they are dry,  hot glue some ribbon across the middle to hide the glue line.

3. With the extra ribbon (which I got for a dollar at Target) make a bow.

4. Then secure the bow on with glue.

There you go!  You have a shaker egg!

Turn Plastic easter Eggs into Musical Shakers

 Here is are closer look of how I did the bow just in case you didn’t catch it the first time.

Turn Plastic easter Eggs into Musical Shakers

 Now you are ready to shimmy and shake!

Turn Plastic easter Eggs into Musical Shakers

Now for shakin’ those eggs… take it away Bee! 

Another great song for shaker eggs is “I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner– Here is one of her videos playing that song along with some additional songs. You can download her song on AmazoniTunes and on her website, Two Tomatoes Records!

For more of Bianca Merkley (Bee) go to her website: www.biancamerkley.com

or visit me at www.weedstowishes.com!


Turn Plastic easter Eggs into Musical Shakers

    1. April 3rd, 2012 at 8:41 am
      Shelley says:
      Ahh!! I need to get some plastic eggs pronto. My kids are going to love this. Such a cute song. I see a silly family moment in the making. Adults included. :) Can't wait. Thanks Bee.
    2. April 3rd, 2012 at 9:34 am
      Missy says:
      oh Bee, I just love you. Thanks for sharing again! This is so fun. Cristi - I just pulled out all my eggs from last year and thought, why did I keep all these? Now I know! It's time to dance! ;)
    3. April 3rd, 2012 at 10:16 am
      Mindy says:
      I've filled them with paper clips too!
    4. April 3rd, 2012 at 11:20 am
      Deirdre says:
      awesome idea and super cute. digging the non candy ideas!
    5. April 3rd, 2012 at 2:06 pm
      Shari Lancaster says:
      What a simple & adorable idea, but one I never would have thought of on my own. Thank you!
    6. April 3rd, 2012 at 6:17 pm
      darlene says:
      Love it!! They turned out so cute too!!
    7. April 10th, 2012 at 1:17 pm
      Amber says:
      What about those little shrinky wraps that are included in some egg decorating kits! As long as you didnt get the insides wet, those would hold the egg together great! Maybe use a hair dryer to shrink it?
    8. April 10th, 2012 at 11:26 pm
      Laurie says:
      Make a sound matching game by filling two eggs with the same thing and make several sets. Have the kids match the eggs by their sounds! You could fill two with rice, two with beans, two with pea gravel, two with paper clips, etc.
    9. March 5th, 2013 at 1:44 pm
      Sheryl says:
      Help. 1. How did you get the super glue off your fingers? 2. My eggs have some white powderlike residue from the super glue. Did you have this issue and what did you do to get the residue off? It may be because I stacked them in a plastic bag and wasn't neat enough about getting every spot of super glue. :)
      • March 18th, 2013 at 12:11 am
        Cristi Dame says:
        I did get some glue on my fingers...which is super annoying huh! Does anyone have any ideas on how to get it off? I just let it wear off with time. I also may have had a little residue on some of the eggs and just put the ribbons over it to hide any of that. I did let them dry in a way so nothing was touching them before putting them away and that seemed to help too.
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