Do you keep plastic lids from milk bottles? You should, because we have a fun bottle cap craft idea to share with you today – turn them into a set of DIY shakers!
We originally made this easy recycling craft in 2014. It’s been updated and reshared for today’s audience.
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Here’s a craft you can pull together in around 5 minutes from stuff you probably already have at home. It then becomes a fun DIY toy for the kids, gotta love that!
This bottle cap craft was actually dreamed up by my 5-year-old. The original version was made out of beer bottle caps taped together with rice bubbles inside.
Creative yes, but it didn’t make that much of a noise so I changed it just a little bit by using plastic milk bottle lids and colourful duct and electrical tape.
Here’s how we made them…
DIY shakers bottle cap craft instructions
You will need:
- Plastic milk bottle caps washed and dried (2 per shaker)
- Small plastic beads
- Duct tape
Put some beads inside one milk bottle cap.
Put a second cap on top and tape it together with duct tape.
Cut out a little shape from duct tape to decorate.
The simpler the shape, the easier this step will be because the duct tape is very sticky.
Make lots of shakers so you can make even more noise!
That’s all there is to it. Now it’s time to play…
More DIY musical instrument craft ideas
- Make a mini lid banjo strung with loom bands
- How many musical instruments can you make from a paper cup? This is a fun STEM challenge for kids
- Create a set of gorgeous paper roll shakers
- These DIY musical ribbon wands are so pretty and fun for play
Check out our craft and play board on Pinterest for lots more fun DIY toy ideas