Well, it’s official. My preschooler has left behind the sweet tunes of childhood music class, and now demands pop radio when we travel in the car. But I adore his passion for music and dancing, and we had some quality time making this tambourine, which we then used to play along to his new favorite tunes!
To start, punch holes around the rims of two paper plates, making sure the holes line up. Place the plates so the bottoms are both facing outwards.
Thread a ribbon through one of the holes, and tie on a bell. Continue threading and tying bells until you’ve worked all the way around.
Travis helped with a bit of the ribbon…
…but was far more interested in decorating the surface of his tambourine with foam stickers. We soon developed a symbiotic relationship, mama threading and knotting, Travis decorating, until the tambourine was finished.
Time to play!
What’s your child’s favorite instrument to play along when their favorite tunes come on? Please share in the comments!