How To Make Musical Shaker Eggs (Great For Babies & Toddlers)


My baby loves music. When she hears music she bounces up and down to the beat of the music. They sell Musical Shaker Eggs but instead of buying them I decided to make her musical shaker eggs. 

musical shaker eggs



Plastic eggs

8 Cheerios (per egg)



I decided to use Cheerios inside the plastic eggs because if they somehow opened she wouldn’t choke on them versus using dried beans or rice. So in each egg I used 8 Cheerios per egg, closed the egg and then used colored tape and wrapped it around the closure so they stay securely closed.  Once she had them in her hands she shaked, shaked, shaked! 


shaker eggs


Add Musical Shaker Eggs to your little one’s Easter basket so they can shake to music too! 


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  1. That’s a cute idea. I did something similar when my boys were babies, but I used pennies instead.

  2. This is such a great idea! Thanks!

  3. Fantastic idea and good thought on adding cheerios.

  4. My Kids Always Loved Anything That Rattled Great Idea!!

  5. Amanda @ Erickson and Co. says:

    I love how easy this is but fun! Its awesome how simple things keep our kids entertained!

  6. You could add all sorts of different things to different eggs to make different sounds. We did something similar with dry rice and beans. Great activity!

  7. This is such an adorable idea! They remind me of little Easter maracas!

  8. What a cutie and I think the Cheerios was a great idea to prevent choking hazards.

  9. This is a great idea! I can’t wait to do this for my little guy. If he figures out how to open them, well, then he can have some snacks. πŸ˜‰

  10. Isn’t it amazing how attuned children are to music? I wonder if that’s something we lose if it’s not encouraged. I think this is a great idea to foster musicality and joy.

  11. What a cute way to keep the kids entertained. Love your idea!

  12. This is too fun! I work from home with my 15 month old twins and they would love this! Plus, it’s not something I have to worry about them choking on – thanks for sharing!

  13. I love that these are made with food πŸ™‚ I’m totally going to make these when my babes is older

  14. This is such a cute idea! Very very cute! I know my kids would’ve loved this…they loved Cheerios!

  15. Such and easy and inexpensive way to make music!

  16. This is a really genius idea, all babies would love this. So simple yet impressive!

  17. Supercute! I have tons of these eggs lying around!

  18. Great idea!! My kiddos would have loved that.

  19. How fun! You always come up with the most creative ideas πŸ™‚

  20. First off, how adorable is that little musician? What a great idea, I’m going to make these for my littlest. πŸ˜€

  21. These are awesome and cheap noise makers and perfect for Easter! You little one is so cute!

  22. This is so much fun. The possibilities are endless with plastic eggs.

  23. This are so cute and I know I could make some for my toddler who also loves music!

  24. This is a great idea! My 11 month old daughter would LOVE this!

  25. I’ve done this in the past with my boys. Amazing how simple things around the house can really entertain.

  26. We made these in my daughter’s “PAT” meeting. She had a lot of fun with them! Kids just love them.

  27. I love cheap and easy ideas that make kids happy!

  28. What a little cutie!! Fabulous homemade idea for the younger kids who enjoy things like dancing to the beat of music or anything for that matter πŸ™‚

  29. What a great idea! I have a bunch of those plastic eggs left over from a school thing. Now I know what I can do with them.

  30. Cute AND Simple! I love it. Great idea.

  31. What a great activity!! I was a little worried at first until I saw that you put cheerios inside!! That way if it breaks open, you can safely eat it!

  32. Cute idea. Kids do love anything that makes noise, don’t they?

  33. Aww, what a cutie pie! I love her adorable smile. And your idea is brilliant. Why pay or something you can easily make yourself?

  34. Such a good alternative for mounds of sweets. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that.

  35. This is simple to do and kids would love it.

  36. What a great idea! I love that you put Cheerios inside so you don’t have to worry about her putting something dangerous in her mouth.

  37. This is such a cute and simple craft! I’m sure the kids would think it’s really cool!

  38. What a fun toy for babies! Plus they can eat it when they are done playing! Even better πŸ™‚

  39. How fun.. what a neat idea… I bet the little ones love it… thanks for sharing

  40. Hey! You’re so smart – making your own shakers. Elijah had these kind of shakers to help him learn phonetic sound and how to sound out words by shaking for each syllable as he sounded out the word. I bet if you’re using cute duct take to tape them you could use sand or anything else inside to change the way each shaker sounds.

  41. What a cute idea! Perfect way to use plastic eggs and ceral

  42. So cool – This is an innovative way of doing it and healthy to! Right on!

  43. What a cute idea! My kids would eat all of the Cheerios so I would probably have to use beans.

  44. you can also use beans or mongo seads πŸ™‚

  45. This is such a great idea! My son is 22 months old and would end up whipping them, or cracking them open to get the treats.

  46. Great idea! I remember when I was little I had a jar full of beans and noodles and my favorite activity was to turn it upside down. LOL!

  47. What a cute and clever idea! And affordable too!

  48. Love that, will use it in my classes tomorrow with the toddlers!

  49. It looks like that toy you made is a definite winner. It is nice also because you can redo it with almost no effort. Very nice inddeed.

  50. I actually made these one year using rice and beans! The kids live them and they are fun to use year round!

  51. Now why didn’t I think of this? What a great idea. I love it, I will have to pass this along to my friends who have babies who are just starting out and walking.

  52. That is so great… simple and easy-to-make yet ensures hours of fun play for the little ones… Love it

  53. I used to do this for my kids years and years ago!

  54. My daughter is 8 months and just starting to love to shake things with noise!

  55. What a fantastic idea! Wish I had thought about putting stuff inside eggs for the kids to play with when they were little. We pretty much pulled the eggs out for Easter then put them back into storage until the following year. This is WAY better!

  56. I love how such a simple craft can make a baby so happy!

  57. Great idea! She looks like she’s having a blast!

  58. Smart move using Cheerios! I bet both of my kids would love these. The simple things, you know…

  59. I used to do this for my daughter when she was small. She loved it!

  60. Oh so adorable!! Yea my 10 month old loves shaking things.. this is exactly what I do for him. Though his older sister who is 3 like to steal them and eat the cereal, lol..

  61. What a cute and fun idea. And so simple!

  62. Those are a really cute idea. I’ll bet my daughter would have loved to play with one of those when she was tiny!

  63. We are definitely getting some stuff to shake our eggs with. Your little one is so cute! Aren’t they just so lovely at that age?

  64. We do this except with lentils instead of cheerios. The kids love their Easter themed maracas!

  65. This is such a great idea! Especially for the little ones!

  66. They have so much fun playing with Easter eggs, don’t they? My little guy keeps asking us to pus a snack in an egg and then he takes it and hides it himself! He thinks it’s SO FUN!

  67. Crissa Robertson says:

    This is a great idea. My son uses shakers in church for a song they do so this would be perfect for singing at home!

  68. What a great idea! And how much fun you can really have with such a small amount of money and trouble!

  69. This is such a wonderful and crafty idea, how had we not thought of it before? Thank you! πŸ˜‰

  70. Great idea – and extremely safe, since the Cheerios are edible, and not a big choking hazard.

  71. Such a cute idea. And if it happens to open, the kids can eat the treat inside

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