Native American Rattle

Create a colourful Native American rattle using paper plates and rice!

Native American Rattle

Skill Level


Time to Make

35 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take a small paper plate and pour some rice onto the centre of it. Then place another paper plate on top of this one.
  2. Use masking tape to attach the two plates together, the whole way around the edge.
  3. Cover the outside of the plates in a coat of red paint, then leave to dry. Add another coat if necessary.
  4. Once the red paint has dried, decorate it with patterns using blue, black and white paint.
  5. Cut two strips of blue wool and tie a red feather to the end of each one. Then thread some beads onto the wool.
  6. Tie the two pieces of wool to the top of a willow branch.
  7. Stick the willow branch to the back of the rattle using tape.
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Top Tip

Make sure there are no gaps in the tape, otherwise the rice may fall out.

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