DIY Shaker Eggs + 15 Things to Fill Them With

I really love being able to make fun things for the kids to play with from stuff I already have. Every Easter I make the kids some shaker eggs.  Sometimes we reuse them from the previous year, but I still like to add new ones.  Making shaker eggs is so simple!  Let me share.

How to make homemade shaker eggs

What you need:

~Plastic Eggs

~Scotch, Electrical or Duct Tape.  We like to get the fun colored duct tape.

~Anything else you want!  Check out the list below for ideas on what to fill them with to give your kids a fun sensory experience.  They can learn through hearing and through what it feels like to shake the different things.


How to Make Them

Fill plastic egg with items of your choice.


Close egg and tape it together.



What to put in shaker eggs

Here are some of the things we fill the shaker eggs with.

  • Rice
  • Beans – we have used lima and kidney beans
  • Pom Poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Jingle Bells
  • Rocks
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Toothpicks
  • Coins
  • Pasta
  • Broken Crayon Pieces
  • Barettes
  • Bobby Pins
  • Sand


Bonus Idea

I really love that not only do they make fun sounds when you shake them, but they are great for the older kids too.  I can sit down with my 2 and 4 year old and have a collection of items for them to look at, all things that we have used to fill the shaker eggs.  Then they can shake each egg and guess what is inside of it.

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