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Make Your Own Grager (Noisemaker)


No m’gillah reading is complete without gragers! They're easy and fun to make at home.


Bell Grager

This grager has turned into something of a family favorite. The noise isn't as loud and intense as a standard grager. The bells make it sound like a cross between a baby's rattle and a sleigh ride.

Materials:

  • One colorful popsicle stick
  • Colorful twine
  • 8-12 Colorful small bells (you can get them easily on Amazon)
  • Scotch tape

Directions:

  1. String the bells on to the twine.
  2. Wrap the twine around the popsicle stick
  3. Secure the ends either by tying loose knots or by taping it down.
  4. Shake!

Homemade Maraca Grager

Materials:

  • Small, empty, clean plastic bottles; or empty, clean juice cartons
  • Beans or large beads for filling
  • Fabric scraps, fancy papers, paint or other art supplies for decorating
  • White glue and water
  • Paintbrushes

Directions:

  1. Fill bottle or box  with the dried beans or beads.
  2. Seal it. (For juice boxes, you might want to use heavy tape to ensure it doesn't pop open when shaking.)
  3. Using watered down white glue as an adhesive, affix scraps of colored tissue paper, paper confetti and/or paint to the gragers to decorate them.
  4. Shake!
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