Make Your Own Maracas

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner


Make Your Own Maracas

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with these super fun DIY maracas!

This traditional musical instrument can be easily made with recycled household materials. Why not plan a fiesta and let your kids provide the entertainment?

maraca supplies


1. Cut a rectangle of cardstock long enough to wrap around your bottle using your favorite Fiskars Trimmer.

2. Cut another piece of coordinating cardstock the same size, using the Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch in Daisy Chain to punch both long edges. Adhere to the base cardstock.

3. Use Fiskars XL Poppy Lever Punch and Fiskars Round n’ Round Medium Squeeze Punch to embellish the cardstock strip.

making the cardstock wrapper

4. Wrap tightly around bottle, and adhere ends with a strong adhesive.

5. Fill bottle with approximately ½ cup of dried beans.

filling the bottle with beans

6. Screw cap on tightly – and shake!

completed maracas

Supply List

Empty, rinsed plastic beverage bottles (with cap)
Dried beans
Strong adhesive
Fiskars punches