By Patty Cox
9” x 12” construction paper, assorted colors
edger scissors, assortment
- paper towel
tube (or tube from aluminum foil, wax paper, etc.)
- 1/4 cup
beans or 3/4 cup rice
- glue stick
1. Place the end of a paper towel tube on construction
paper. Trace around end. Cut out paper circle about 3/4”
larger all around. Cut 1/2” wide tabs around circle,
from outer edge to inner traced circle.
2. Measure and mark a line 1” from the end of a paper
towel tube. Make cuts in end of tube to line about 1/2”
wide. Apply glue on tab top. Fold another tab on top of the
glued tab. Fold and glue all tabs. Apply glue on the top of
all tabs. Place construction paper circle over glued tabs.
Glue paper circle tabs to side of tube end. Let dry.
3. Cut construction paper in half making 6” x 9”
sheets. Cut assorted colors into 6” x 2” sections.
Cut one 6” edge of paper with edger scissors. Fold that
edge over 1/2”. Fringe folded edge: Make cuts in folded
edge from scalloped edge to fold. Glue paper around tube extending
fringed edge 1/2” beyond tube end. Continue cutting
and fringing 6” x 2” colored paper sections. Glue
each strip around tube 1/2” in from the last glued strip.
Add seven fringed strips.
4. Add beans or rice in open end of tube. Repeat steps 1-3
on other end of tube.
5. Glue a 2” x 6” paper strip around tube center.
Glue 1”x 6” colored paper strips over edges of
center strip. Cut 1/4” x 6” strips with edger
scissors. Glue over edge of 1” strips.
6. Hold conga shaker horizontally and shake.
Pacon® 9” x 12” construction paper, Fiskars®
edger scissors, straight edge scissors, personal paper trimmer
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