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Maracas!

Shake it up and create your very own Maracas! Cover your instruments in vivid colors for a colorful good time.

At a Glance:

#2503 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

FolkArt ® Metallics - Bright Red, 2 oz. - 493

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Metallics - Emerald Green, 2 oz. - 653

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
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FolkArt ® Metallics - Amethyst, 2 oz. - 654

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
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FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz. - 661

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
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FolkArt ® Metallics - Blue Pearl, 2 oz. - 670

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
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FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz. - 676

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz. - 938

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz. - CS11201

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

4 small paper maché boxes (need 4 lids and 2 boxes), 2 wooden candle cups with a ½" hole, 2 7/16" dowel rods 7" long, 2 tablespoons rice, 20 10mm round sequins, Festive napkin, Tissue paper, Wrapping paper or scrapbook paper, Decorative stickers as desired, 3/8" drill bit, Hot glue gun, Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Match 2 tops to each base (one on top and one on the bottom).
  2. Cut dowel rods to seven inches each.
  3. Use the end of a dowel rod to mark on one end of each box and drill hole.
  4. Push rod into hole until it reaches opposite side of the box and glue well to secure to the inside of the box. Repeat for second box.
  5. Attach candle cups to ends of each dowel rod and hot glue in place.
  6. Add one tablespoon of rice to each box and glue tops and “bottoms” onto each box.
  7. Basecoat boxes with Wicker White if you are using light colored napkins or tissue paper and Licorice if you are using a dark colored napkin or tissue paper. Let dry.
  8. Use Mod Podge to decoupage box fronts then sides; allow to dry, add stickers and give a second coat of Mod Podge.
  9. Paint dowels as shown in photo and add sequins using hot glue.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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