We’ve been having a lot of fun making Christmas crafts this season! These egg carton bells were quick and easy to make, and they are a lot of fun to play with, too.
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- Egg cups trimmed from an egg carton
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Jingle bells
- Chenille stems
- Holiday ribbon
We started by painting our egg cups.
After they dried I bent a chenille stem in half and pushed it through the center of the egg cup leaving loose ends. We twisted two jingle bells onto the ends and then secured them.
We finished the bells by adding some holiday ribbon.
All of the kids have fun making music with the bells, but Little Buddy was the most impressed by the pretty sound.
These bells are great for singing and dancing to holiday music. They also make pretty ornaments for the tree when you’re done playing with them. Tomorrow for the Discover & Explore indoor games theme, we’ll share another activity we’ve been doing with our egg carton bells.
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