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BEAN RATTLES (Maracas)
You can have a wonderful time with a home-made bean rat-
tle, which makes a noise just like the maracas that you hear
with so much of the Cuban and Mexican popular music.
The rattle consists of a cardboard tube such as a mailing
tube or a tube such as paper towels are rolled on. Cut two
circles of heavy paper, each about 2 inches larger in diameter
than the tube. Put one of these over one end of the tube and
fasten it in place with both glue and string.
Now put a handful of beans, rice and pebbles into the tube
and cover the "second end. Then shake the tube and it will make
the rattling noise characteristic of the maraca.