Rainbow Shakers

These rainbow shakers are fun for younger kids to make - with the added advantage that they can play with them later, too! Great for St Patrick's Day, a rainbow theme, or any time when things need brightening up.

Rainbow Shakers

You will need:

A small drinks bottle
coloured beads
Circle stickers (in lots of different colours)
Tissue paper (or ribbon) in all the colours of the rainbow
Sticky tape


Wash and dry your bottle well. Pour in some beads and fasten the bottle tightly (for younger children it could be glued in place).

Decorate your bottle with the stickers. We made circles around the bottle to create a rainbow but you can be as creative as you like.

Cut one strip of tissue paper in each colour. Arrange them around the neck of the bottle and tape in place.