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Scrapers, Rattles and Such
Jingling Johnnie, Lager Phone, Dooley Stick
materials: broom handle, stick or piece of wood 2x2's work great, bottle caps, nails, #8 wire 1 1/4" long
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1. Take out the cork or plastic from the bottle caps.
2. Using a large nail punch a hole in each cap from the outside to the inside.
3. Place two caps together back to back and nail them on to the stick. Do not nail them tightly, you want them to be loose. Use as many as you want placing them at least 1/4" apart
4. You may want to decorate the rest of the stick.
5. To play, tap it gently on the floor.



Clatter Stick
materials: cork, sharpened pencil, unsharpened pencil, metal washers, jingle bells, string, heavy tape, glue
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1. Twist sharpened pencil into the cork and fill the hole with glue.
2. Put the unsharpened pencil into that hole. Let the glue dry.
3. Slip the washers and bells alternately onto the pencil.
4. Wrap enough tape on the end so that the washers and bells don't fall off.



Rattler (see figure 1)
materials: 2 paper plates, dried beans or rice, white glue............ ..........................................................................
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1. Decorate the bottom side of both plates.
2. Put rice or beans on the plate.
3. Squeeze glue around the edge of the plate.
4. Place the other plate on top rim to rim and let them dry.




Gong (see figure 2)
materials: disposable pie tin, large cereal box, tape, string, pencil, cork, paper clip
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1. Tape ends of box closed.
2. Draw a window on one side of the box and cut it out.
3. Poke a hole in the side of the pie tin and in the top of the box.
4. Tie a piece of string to the pie tin, thread the other end through the hole in the box. Tie the string to the paper clip to hold in place.
5. Make beater out of cork and pencil.



Gourd Scraper(for when you do not have gourds)
materials: long balloon, news paper, paste, heavy cord, white glue, paints...... ...............................................................
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1. Blow up the balloon and knot..
2. Tear up newspaper into strips for paper mache stuff.
3. Paste the strips onto the balloon covering it completely three times.
4. Tie a long cord to the knot on the balloon.
5. Wrap the cord around the balloon evenly spaced. Tuck the end in and cut off any extra.
6. Paint the balloon covered with newspaper and cord with white glue. Make ir good and thick.
7. Let it dry completely.
8. Cut the neck of the balloon, decorate. Scrape with a stick or old wooden spoon.