I used to LOVE pop up toys like this as…
DIY Music Crafts is such a fun way to combine lots of things at once: crafting a musical instrument, talking about the science of sound and of course making music itself. There are lots of music craft ideas out there to keep you busy, but we do like the look of these Egg Maracas.. yes that is right, these Maracas were made using REAL eggs. What a fun and thrifty idea! Cost pennies to make.
As they use “real eggs” to make, they also make for a fun “alternative Easter craft”.
If you don’t want to make maracas, how about some simple egg shakers? Both are explained in this Musical Craft post here.