Today we are discussing how to make instruments from household items. Shake it out! The first thing we are going to make today is a bottle-cap shaker. What I did was I decorated mine with some purple construction paper, some yellow polka dots, some yellow construction paper, a little pink, and made it really pretty.
What you will need:
A wooden dowel
1 large nail
3 smaller nails
6 bottle caps
What we are going to do is start out with a bottle cap and the large nail. We are going to take the hammer and drill a hole inside the bottle cap; like so. We are going to do the same thing with all of the bottle caps. Then we are going to take the wooden dowel--once we have the holes in all of the bottle caps--and we're going to take two bottle caps and we are going to put them together. They sound like little castanets. I like that.
Now we are going to put the nail inside the holes that we've made, and put a hole inside of the dowel. What you are going to do is put holes on every side: 1-2-3. You're going to have 6 bottle caps on 3 sides, and it's going to sound awesome! That is how you make a bottle cap shaker out of a wooden dowel and some bottle caps.