Making shakers out of small sticks and tree limbs is a great project for Autumn.

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What you will need:  Sticks (the best kind have a “Y” shape), yarn, glue, feathers, wire, and buttons.
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Step One: Tie on the yarn with a knot for beginning the wrapping process for the children.

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Step Two:  To add feathers, simply lay the feather flat and continue to wrap.  (Lay the feather the opposite direction of the wrapping motion.)

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Step Three:  Continue to wrap the stick and add feathers as desired.

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Student adds feather to her stick.
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Another child’s stick in progress.

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Step Four:  Wrap the wire around one side of the “Y.”

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Step Five:  Add a variety of buttons.

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Step Six:  Wrap the other end of the wire on the other side of the stick’s  “Y.”

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Step Seven:  To secure any final yarn ends, dab a bit of glue on it.

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Student stands to wrap her stick.
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Each student’s work will reflect their capacity for the task.