These are so much fun, why wait for the holidays to make some?
To make jingle tubes, start with these “found around the house” supplies. You’ll need either the inner cardboard roll from paper towels or a round container, such as an oatmeal, cornmeal container or a coffee can. You’ll also need a piece of felt large enough to fit around your tube. Plus, look for a bit of glue, a marker, safety pins and jingles and some colorful tape, if desired.
Step 1 – Measure and cut a piece of colorful felt that will cover the cardboard paper towel roll or round container and leave a slight area for overlap.
Step 2 – Determine where you want the jingles on the finished stick and use your marker to make small indications showing you where jingles will be pinned in place.
Step 3 – Pin each jingle with a safety pin on the inside part of the felt. Hold it up to the cardboard tube or container to check your work.
Step 4 – If using a cardboard tube, glue the edges where the felt overlaps and staple the ends in place.
Step 5 – If using an “oatmeal style” container, check the position of the jingles then glue the entire felt piece into play and allow the jingle tube to dry before using.
Step 6 - For both projects, you might also wish to secure the felt in place with an additional piece of electrical tape.
Some Fun Ways To Play
Shake jingle tube back and forth or up and down.
Sing any of your favorite holiday songs along to a beat created by your jingle tube.
Try one of your favorite songs slowly. Try it quickly, keeping the beat with the jingle tube.
Play jingle tubes along with recorded music.
Make jingle tubes or color coordinated jingle tubes as part of any holiday music presentation.
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