We spend a lot of time on the beach at all times of the year, but especially during the warmer months of the year. And just like all children, The Boy likes to collect shells.
Lots of shells.
And it comes to a point when we have to start finding things to do with them.
So this weekend, we collected up shells with holes in them and we made a musical instrument with them!
How To Make A Shell Shaker
- a 'Y' shaped stick
- a variety of shells with holes in them (do try and collect different types so that you can discuss the names of them)
- something to cut with
- Tie one end of the string to one of the 'Y' twigs. Wrap it around several times to make it stronger and also to hide the end of the string. Make a simple knot to fix it into place.
- Thread the shells onto the string, alternating the different types and the way that they are facing.
- Pull the string taut and wrap it around the other end of the 'Y', making a small knot to hold it in place. Wrap it around several times, tying it off tightly.
- Shake, shake, shake!