There’s something about this groggy weather that’s making us (or maybe just me) in need of a little pick me up. A lovely trip down south to a Caribbean destination would just do the trick – I know it. (any Sandals reps looking for candidates? I’m right here waiting – in the bitter cold ;) Well… so maybe the tropics aren’t coming to us – but wait, we can have our own little shakin’ to the rumba beat with our very own Maracas!
We had a lot of fun putting this craft together with simple ingredients. The main one is a coconut – that’s where this craft was inspired from actually. We got the coconut first because I love the milk – (it’ s really healthy), and we use the meat for cookies – (that post also to come). And since I don’t like to throw anything away, and this coconut shell seemed such a waste – the Coconut Maracas DIY Craft was born.
First thing’s first. How do you open a coconut – - easily?
Here is a quick photo tutorial on that:
Don’t forget to drink the coconut milk, which is actually coconut water. It’s very good for you, read the health benefits here. So don’t forget to let the juices drip to a glass and enjoy! Now, you need to take out the coconut meat: Now let’s move on to the fun part to make the Maracas.
The supplies needed are: coconut (preferably one with a hole already in it – if not you will need to add a step to drill in a hole), dried beans or lentils, stick, hot glue gun, string/twine + other decorative things.
So it may be a stay-cation for us this winter – but at least we’ve brought a little fun and excitement with a little maracas and some dancing to these awesome tunes: my favourite and Gabriella’s favourite ;)
I hope you liked this coconut craft. Stay tuned for the cookie recipe we made from the delicious fresh coconut meat inside….
So, are you vacationing or stay-cationing and crafting this winter?
PS. Did you know a coconut is not even a nut but a seed. And the name’s origin is from the word coco in Spanish and Portuguese, which means “spectre, goblin” or “grinning face” – which you can see by looking at the three dimples on the top. We love seeing the faces they make ;)
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