My instrument is made of two pop cans, a ruler, rock, sand, medium-sized rocks, tape, and tinfoil. I put the sand and smaller rocks in one can and the larger rocks in the other can. Then I covered the cans with tinfoil and attached the ruler to both cans with tape so that it ran between them.

In order to play the Shakers, you hold on to the dowel (ruler) in the middle of the instrument and shake it any way you want to. The different type of rocks and sand in the two cans makes each can sound a bit different.

Ryan - Rush Creek Elementary - 6th Grade