Build your castanets

Education Category: Creative

Homemade Castanets

Most kids love musical instruments.
A homemade one will build creativity skills without the need to purchase.
You can whip up these castanets and kick up your heels in a flamenco dance in minutes.

What You Need:
Safety scissors
4 bottle caps
A hammer
Glitter,  markers,  and other decorations

What You Do:
1. Safety First! Be sure your child is just watching and fingers are safely away while you  flatten the bottle caps with a hammer.
2. Draw two wide strips with rounded edges onto the cardboard and allow your child to cut them out using the safety scissors.
    Fold each in half so they look like duck bills.
3. Glue the jagged edge (the bottom) of each bottle cap.  Glue the top and the bottom of the inside of each piece of the cardboard so that the bottle caps meet when you close the
cardboard  'duck bills'.
4. When the glue is dry,  let your child decorate them with markers,  glitter  or whatever else he fancies.  Once they are dry hand your child the castanets and show him how to press the upper and lower cardboard together so that the bottle caps meet and click. 

Have fun and Ole!


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