Thursday, September 5, 2013

NFL Shakers

In honor of the NFL opening night tonight, the boys decided to make noise makers of their favorite players' teams.

These were a very quick craft that made them extremely happy! 

We started by coloring rice to match each of their teams. One of the boys like Payton Manning, so we colored 1/2 cup of rice blue and 1/2 cup of rice orange. The other one likes Robert Griffen III so we did 1/2 cup of rice red and 1/2 cup yellow. (To color rice, pour 2 teaspoons of rubbing alcohol in a jar with a few drops of food color. Add the rice and shake until the color is incorporated. Pour the colored rice on a baking sheet lined with paper towel. Let it dry while you make the rest of the shaker.)

Next we searched for team logos on google. When they picked their image, we printed it out on their choice of cardstock paper.  

Then we cut out the image and taped it around a pop bottle. Using a funnel, we added the colored rice.