on May 8, 2014
I bought these to be an Easter basket egg. I don't know how long my grandkids played with it, but I sure like it. It is easy to shake and makes a nice little sound. I can see it used as a toy, background sound in a stage play, and a percussion instrument in a professional band. Fun little inexpensive "gadget" I suppose you could do the same thing with rice in a can, but this is easier to hold and there is no lid to unscrew.
on February 13, 2013
She was only 5 mo old when I purchased this egg shaker and as soon as I unwrapped it and gave it a shake she was interested in it. Currently the egg is too big for her to grab with one hand. I do believe this egg has helped her in the two handed grab. The size is perfect, no worries that she can swallow it and as soon as she gets a bit older it will easily fit in one hand. I am for sure buying another for my cousin baby shower that is coming up. The 'shake' sound this egg has is a very nice sound. I got a red one and I blue one and they are truly primary red and blue.
on February 23, 2015
The egg sounds great and would be perfect for any school concert band, worship band, or anyone on stage. I have a feeling it could work very well recorded, although a wooden one might sound better. Sounds is in the ear of the beholder though, so it really is up to personal preference! If it makes sense to say so, this Meinl percussion egg sounds professional, even if a plastic egg gives off a non-pro vibe. It could fit very well with the Santana band :)
on January 30, 2013
This little shaker egg feels much like a real egg in your hand, and has a great, mellow sound.
It is larger and more round on top than the Jim Dunlap egg shaker, which some have said that the Dunlap actually fits inside their small child's mouth (scary for mom).
The children have dropped this egg shaker on the ground countless times, and it has survived without any cracking! (yay)
For only about $2, it's a great buy. We plan on getting all the colors since they are so sturdy.
on April 22, 2014
Great shape, great sound, great color. I put this in my son's easter basket for a musical treat, and he loves it. It's a great gift for any child and any musician in your life.