Save your voice from getting horse by making and using sports shakers instead of yelling to cheer on your favorite team. Perfect for football, baseball, soccer,hockey or any sport. Sports shakers can be customized for any team by changing the colors of the rice and the ribbon.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Clean empty dry water bottle with label removed
  • Curling ribbon
  • Clear packaging tape
  • Rice 2/3 cup
  • Kids washable paint; blue
  • Computer with printer OR markers
  • White paper

Craft Instructions

  1. Color 1/3 cup of rice blue. To do this, place the rice in a disposable bowl or cup and add a little bit of blue paint. Kids washable paint worked the best of all the types I tried but feel free to try what you have on hand. Mix the paint using either a popsicle stick or a plastic spoon. Add more paint if needed. Once you have a color you are happy with, pour the rice onto a disposable plate to dry. It should take one to two hours depending on humidity it could take a bit longer. Leave the other 1/3 cup white.
  2. On your computer using Word Art in Microsoft Word, write "Go Rangers". Adjust the size of the words so that they are approximately 3 1/2" w x 1 3/4" h. Print out and cut to 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" OR you can cut out a blank piece of paper that is 3 1/2" w x 1 3/4" h and use markers to write "Go Rangers". Using clear packing tape, tape the label you made to the front of the bottle by taping right over the complete label.
  3. Cut eight 15" pieces of curling ribbon; four from light blue or white and four from a darker blue.
  4. Tie all eight strands around the neck of the bottle in a knot and curl the ends. Check out our Hints and Tips section if you don't know how to curl the ribbon.
  5. Pour the white and blue rice into the bottle and cap securely. You can put some white glue (like Elmer's or tacky glue) on the threads of the bottle to keep little hands from opening the bottle.

When you want to cheer for your team just shake away!


  • Make extras to share with other fans.
  • Also great for New Years Eve - New Years Noise Makers!

Printable Instructions

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