Parade Shakers


  • 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.


Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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