My main job in the offline world: I’m a teacher for early music and art education and for recorder.
Here’s a tutorial I originally posted on my other homepage, but I wanted to include the English version, too. So here you go:
The children’s favorite rhythm instruments are the jingle bell bracelets. Mine are made of plastic, and they are almost broken from wearing them so often, so I decided to craft some new bracelets with the kids.
All you need are thick terry cloth hairbands, thin hairbands, and large jingle bells. I found mine at Ebay.
For one bracelet, pull one thin hairband halfway through a bell’s ring. Pull one of the loops through the other one. Now, while holding the bell on top of the thick hairband, pull the loop through the hairband and over the bell – that’s it. You’ll have to attach at least three bells to each hairband for a good sounding bracelet.
The tutorial in pictures:
Even the kids’ toy pets love to play with the jingle bells! :D