Making shakers out of small sticks and tree limbs is a great project for Autumn.
What you will need: Sticks (the best kind have a “Y” shape), yarn, glue, feathers, wire, and buttons.
Step One: Tie on the yarn with a knot for beginning the wrapping process for the children.
Step Two: To add feathers, simply lay the feather flat and continue to wrap. (Lay the feather the opposite direction of the wrapping motion.)
Step Three: Continue to wrap the stick and add feathers as desired.
|Student adds feather to her stick.|
|Another child’s stick in progress.|
Step Four: Wrap the wire around one side of the “Y.”
Step Five: Add a variety of buttons.
Step Six: Wrap the other end of the wire on the other side of the stick’s “Y.”
Step Seven: To secure any final yarn ends, dab a bit of glue on it.
|Student stands to wrap her stick.|
|Each student’s work will reflect their capacity for the task.|