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  DESCRIPTION     Using two joined paper plates and jingle bells, make a tambourine  
  DETAILS     I have in mind a fourth of July or Memorial Day parade using homemade musical instruments, so my tambourine is patriotic in decoration. But do your own thing, maybe you'll have a birthday parade or a homegrown band, so decorate accordingly. Join two heavy duty paper or plastic plates facing each other. You can do this with staples, glue or by punching holes and tying them together. I tied, thus avoiding fingers scraped by staples. I also thought tying would be less likely to come apart. I punched holes with a hole punch in one plate, then used that as a pattern to mark where the holes should go on the other plate. Punching holes in the plastic plate was a little tricky, perhaps requiring some adult help. Using a big needle with a big eye, I threaded mending yarn through the holes, joining the two plates with a knot. I left enough yarn to tie on jingle bells. The star was glued on.  
  AGE RANGE     3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15                
  GENDER     All  
  SEASONAL     No  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Heavy duty paper or plastic plates, glue, staple, hole punch, string, or yarn, wide-eyed needle, materials for decoration - crayons etc.  
  SKILLS NEEDED     Manual dexterity  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     10  
  TIME TO MAKE (minutes)     30  
  MY RATING (1-10)     10  
  ALL RATINGS (1-10)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10                      
  NAME     Suzy Smith  






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