We manufacture our Wooden Maracas from natural domestic beech wood. The Maracas low has a darker sound. This can be recognized visually by the dark walnut wood that is worked in at the upper end of the resonating body. The rattle is filled with coarse-grained steel sand. Our maracas are perfect for making music in the classroom, daily rituals in the kindergarten or in music classes, or for other cognitive development activities. Generally, the rattles are used in pairs and can be played both simultaneously or alternately. The shape of the handle has been designed ergonomically to fit children's hands.