You can make a simple yet beautiful Native American rattle from a twig, yarn and beads. When you shake it, it makes a rattling sound. Many Native Americans made ceremonial rattles from natural objects (like deer hooves strung on twigs or rib bones).
- A y-shaped twig
- Feathers, beads, buttons, washers, spools, and/or shells with holes in them.
Tie a short piece of yarn to one arm of the “y”. Thread a few beads, washers, spools, or other small objects onto the yarn. Tie the other end of the yarn onto the other arm of the twig.