Today we were going to make shakers (instruments). I didn't have the needed containers; I decided to take a chance and see what was in the resource room. We looked through the resource room and only found some Tic-Tac breath mint containers. We took them back to the room and removed the labels.
The kids scooped rice and sealed the lids with colored masking tape.
They used more tape and stickers to decorate their shakers.
What a happy surprise! I would have never chosen these containers except by necessity and availability. But these are some of the most successful shakers I've made. And they don't make too loud of a sound, so parents are happy, too!
Now I'm off to the store to buy lots more Tic-Tacs so I'll be ready for next time.