If you think that making maracas with rice for children with simple rubber bands is the correct way, you are quite wrong. The Chinese teacher will start to laugh, and ask you if that is what you think will work best. She will then make you glue each paper, and then cover it with tape. And then, once you finally get all of them made, she will come and tell you that they are too heavy. Even a little bit of rice will make enough noise for them to hear.