Create a Paper Plate Tambourine with Bells

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Create a Paper Plate Tambourine with Bells

Introduction:

Create a paper plate tambourine using jingle bells. What’s great about this craft is that it’s also musical instruments that kids can shake to produce sound. If you’re looking for a musical activity for your child, then this project might be fun for you and the kids to make and enjoy. We’ll also teach you how to make a paper plate mosaic to design the paper plate. Have fun crafting!

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Tools

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Something circular to trace on

Supplies

  • 2 Paper plates
  • Assorted pieces of colored paper
  • Jingle bells
  • Glue
  • String or Yarn
How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Materials
Step 1

Make some cutouts for the design of the paper plate tambourine

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 1

Grab a piece of paper, a pencil, and something circular to trace on.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 2

Trace a small circle on the paper.

Here we used a bottle of paint to trace a circle. You may use any object to trace any small shape that fits on the paper.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 3

Do this multiple times until the paper is filled with circles. Cut the drawn shapes with a pair of scissors.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 4

Repeat this process on the other colored papers.

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The cutouts are now prepped. Set this aside for now!

Step 2

Join the paper plates together.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 6

To make the paper plate tambourine sturdy, stick two paper plates together.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 7

Stick the backsides of each paper plate to one another.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 8

Once you have joined two paper plates together, you can now decorate the paper plate.

Step 3

Make a mosaic design on the paper plate tambourine

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 9

Stick various colors of paper cutouts on the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 10

Keep layering the cutouts on the paper plate until there are minimal blank spaces left on the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 11

The mosaic design is now done for the tambourine. You may decorate the backside of the paper plate if you’d like!

Step 4

Punch some holes at the paper plate

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 12

To attach the bells to the paper plate, you need to punch some holes on edge (See blue dot on where to punch).

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 13

Punch around the edge of the paper plate using a puncher.

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Once you have made some holes around the edges, it’s time to attach the bells.

Step 5

Attach the bells

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 15

Grab some yarn, a pair of scissors, and bells.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 16

Cut a short piece of string.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Step 17

Insert the string/yarn to the bell.

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Then insert the strings into the hole of the paper plate.

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Secure the bell to the plate by tying a double knot.

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Trim the excess yarn if it’s too long.

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Do the same on the other holes of the paper plate. Attach a bell on each of the holes using a string/yarn.

How to Make a Paper Plate Tambourine - Finish

The paper plate tambourine is done! Shake it to make some sound!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Splendid guide

  2. Want to share this to my group

  3. surprisingly , it does its job👍👍 Good article

  4. I had fun making your crafts including this one

  5. I don’t where to buy the bells

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