Turn plastic saucers into colorful tambourines to celebrate Las Posadas -- or any holiday.
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Stack saucers in pairs and use a hammer and awl to punch through the plastic about 3/8-in from the edge. Repeat to create six evenly spaced pairs of holes, and then separate the saucers.
This is the simple way to make one or two tambourines. If you plan to make more, stack all of the saucers and use a drill with a 1/8-in bit to make the holes. Either way, space the holes as evenly as possible so they'll align when you put the two halves together.
Spray-paint the insides of each pair of saucers.
Assemble the saucers by stacking them with the holes aligned. Pass a cable tie through each pair of holes. (Don't connect the tie ends just yet.)
Pass the cable tie end through four washers at each location and connect the ends. Leave a loop large enough for the washers to move freely.
Clip off the surplus cable tie.