No primary should be without shaker eggs in singing time! They are so versatile, fun and easy to use! They are a simple way to grow children’s musical rhythm. You can purchase pre-made shaker eggs, or make your own!
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- They are a fun shape for the kids to easily hold in their hands (no stick involved to hit a neighbor),
- Storing them in the egg carton is fun for the kids to grab and put away
- Their vibrant colors
- And mainly because they are a FAVORITE for the kiddos!
Shaker eggs are a must have! That’s why they are part of my music bag HERE! I use these items ALL THE TIME! I pull them into primary if we have extra time, or I also use it every week for FHE.
Purchase Shaker Eggs
There are several ways to add shaker eggs to your primary’s collection. The easiest way is to simply purchase them.
These are my favorite (Amazon affiliate link):
Make Your Own
The easiest way to make your own shaker eggs is to use plastic Easter eggs. Fill them 1/4 full with dry beans or rice and tape them shut with colored electrical tape. Credit goes to the hubby for using electrical tape!
This is the electrical tape I used (Amazon affiliate link):
Or if you want to go simple and use plain white, use this (Amazon affiliate link):
This tape beats out all other tape including packaging tape, washi tape, masking tape AND any other sort of glue (most especially that blasted hot glue!). Trust me, I’ve tried them all.
The reason being, electrical tape will stretch around that curved center, hugging it tight so you won’t have any pinched edges like you would with the packaging and washi tape. When you stretch it on there tight (I recommend going around the circumference twice like I’ve pictured below), it isn’t going ANYWHERE. It’s A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Repeat with as many eggs as you need for your primary. I recommend 2 eggs for each primary child (one for each hand!)
Store them in an empty egg carton for extra fun!!
11 thoughts on “Shaker Eggs for Singing Time”
I have to ask, Camille: Have you ever tried super-gluing the eggs? I'm getting ready to make some of these egg shakers, but I'm not quite convinced about the electrical tape yet. Also, if I do use the tape, should I still glue it before taping?
Super glue will crack just like the hot glue and I wouldn't recommend it. I also wouldn't glue before taping, there is no need. I hope that helps.
I would recommend still gluing before taping as those kids seem to be able to get into anything. Electrical tape is a great idea, though, and I am ordering some tape now to fix up my eggs. I always have to do some repair to my nursery kit each week… ha ha.
What size electrical tape did you use? The amazon link seems to not be working. Just wondering, since you mentioned that the violet only came in 1/2 inch. THanks!
Hi Brian and Michelle
I got the 3M Scotch #35 Electrical Tape Value Pack with the variety of colors. I hope that helps!
My husband and I were just called to nursery and came across your ideas. I see that the last response was in September 2016, so I hope you see my (rather my husband's) question… Did you ever try duct tape? And have you had to replace the electrical tape? How often have you had to replace the tape?
I haven't ever tried duct tape – mostly because I just don't prefer the look of it. But I'm sure it would work, and probably very well. I haven't had to replace the electrical tape yet. I did have one little girl keep picking at it and I told her if she kept picking at the tape, she wouldn't get to keep her egg and she stopped.
Thanks! We have some fun patriotic duct tape my husband said we should try first. I don't think he wanted to buy another roll of tape if he didn't have to. 🙂
Wanted to let you know (and anyone reading this) that I found duct tape in about 1/2 inch rolls at Hobby Lobby. They had some fun colors and designs and the eggs are holding up well.
In case anyone isn't completely set on an egg design, I've made shakers with empty mini bubble tubes (bubble wand part comes out easily). Since they're clear I use colorful plastic beads inside. Since they're twisted the tops seem very secure when glued back on (yes, I did use my glue gun).
We have some made out of paper towel rolls wrapped in felt. It I've always wished we could see the beans (or beads) like a rain stick. I love this idea! I'm going to give it a try!