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Do you keep plastic lids from milk bottles? You should, because we have a fun bottle cap craft idea to share with you today – turn them into a set of DIY shakers!

We originally made this easy recycling craft in 2014. It’s been updated and reshared for today’s audience.

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shakers bottle cap craft for kids

Here’s a craft you can pull together in around 5 minutes from stuff you probably already have at home. It then becomes a fun DIY toy for the kids, gotta love that!

This bottle cap craft was actually dreamed up by my 5-year-old. The original version was made out of beer bottle caps taped together with rice bubbles inside.

Creative yes, but it didn’t make that much of a noise so I changed it just a little bit by using plastic milk bottle lids and colourful duct and electrical tape.

Here’s how we made them…

DIY shakers bottle cap craft instructions

materials needed for bottle cap craft shakers

You will need:

  • Plastic milk bottle caps washed and dried (2 per shaker)
  • Small plastic beads
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

How to:

Put some beads inside one milk bottle cap.

step one to make bottle cap shakers

Put a second cap on top and tape it together with duct tape.

Step 2 bottle cap shakers

Cut out a little shape from duct tape to decorate.

Step 3 bottle cap shakers

The simpler the shape, the easier this step will be because the duct tape is very sticky.

bottle cap shakers craft for kids

Make lots of shakers so you can make even more noise! 

bottle cap shakers craft for kids

That’s all there is to it. Now it’s time to play…

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shakers craft for kids