Thursday Thank-you

The Spoons

This easy craft requires 3 basic supplies:

  • 2 matching spoons
  • 1 clothespin (the kind with the spring)
  • Masking or painter’s tape

Take one spoon and place it on a table face down. Place the clothespin on the back of the spoon handle with the pinching part of the clothespin facing toward the end of the spoon you would hold when eating. Place the 2nd spoon over this, right side up. You should have a spoon sandwich with the clothespin in the middle. The clothespin acts as the spacer. Finally, wrap tape around the very base of the spoon handles to keep your sandwich together.

Clapping Sticks

Create your clapping sticks with these:

  • 2 – 8 wooden stir sticks for paint (you can glue 2, 3, or 4 together to get different sounds)
  • Wood glue
  • Paint (for decorating the sticks)

You can paint 2 sticks to use as clapping sticks or first glue 2, 3, or 4 together for thicker clapping sticks. If you choose to glue several together with wood glue, wait a day or so and then paint and decorate the sticks.

Rain Stick

This is a wonderful instrument. You need:

  • An empty plastic fizzy pop bottle with lid (or another type of narrow plastic bottle you can easily rinse and dry)
  • Rice or sand
  • Toothpicks (50-150 depending on the size of your bottle)
  • Approximately 20-30 wooden shish kebob skewers (if you’re using a large soda bottle you can even use craft sticks)

Take your plastic bottle and thoroughly clean it, then let it dry completely. Break up the toothpicks and skewers and add them into the bottle. Pour the sand or rice into the bottle. Screw the cap back on, sealing it with permanent glue or wrapping the top with strong tape (packing/duct) to secure the cap. Slowly tip the bottle back and forth to hear the contents pour through the bottle – and instant rain shower!


Add rice to plastic eggs and wrap the plastic spoons around them as in the photo below.

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