My kids used these musical shakers during their Christmas party program. Seeing these every day brings me back to my childhood days when I used to go out with friends for Christmas carols. Do you remember this musical instrument, made only of soft drinks bottle caps and wire? How long ago was it since you've used one?
Have you made one recently or do you just buy the ready-made musical instruments from the store? Christmas carolers are innovative these days. Yesterday, a group brought a sound system and played the CD instead and sang along with it. I'm sure the local band would be visiting on Christmas eve with their big and recently-bought exceptional gator drums at Musicians Friend. They do that every year. So glad though that some children still used shakers like the one above. It's great also that my kids' teachers asked their students to make something like this. It's something they can use even after the Christmas party program.