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Parade Shakers

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Your preschooler can lead her own parade with this shaker. Follow the instructions to help her make one.


  • Paper towel roll
  • Stapler
  • Crepe paper
  • Scissors


  1. Decorate an empty paper towel roll by stapling several twelve-inch strips of crepe paper to each end of the roll.
  2. Cut each strip into thirds, lengthwise, to make each strip into three narrow strips.
  3. Scrunch each strip with your fingers to make the shaker look fuller.
  4. Let your little one have her own parade by holding onto the roll and shaking the streamers.
  5. If you use toilet paper rolls, attach the streamers to only one end, so your child has plenty of room to hold onto the shaker.