For my materials I used flour, water,
balloons, glitter glue, markers, scissors, paper
towel rolls, newspaper, and tape. I got some of the
materials from stores, but others I found around my
To make my instrument I used papier
maché. I blew up two same-sized
balloons. I mixed up flour and water. Then I ripped
up pieces of newspaper. When I finished ripping
newspaper, I dipped the pieces into the mixture.
Then I placed the soaked paper around the balloon.
When it dried I put a second coat on. After that
dried I dipped each maraca in a different color
paint -- one green and one white. Then I took
different colors of glitter glue and put them on
the maraca. I popped the balloons, put rice in one
maraca and beads in the other. I sealed them up
with tape and stuck cardboard inside. Then I was
The only problem that I had was the stick to
hold the maraca. At first I wanted to use tongue
depressors, but when I found out they wouldn't fit,
that's when I had a problem. My dad said I should
use cardboard instead, so I did.