Boy Mama: Homemade New Year’s Eve Noisemakers

Homemade New Year’s Eve Noisemakers

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

I made these noisemakers every year for quite some time with my students and this year, I made them with my boys. There is a bit of prep work involved, but the end product is so great that it is worth it!

Materials:Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

  • empty ribbon bobbins/spools
  • tape
  • colored paper
  • glue (Elmers and Hot Glue)
  • sequins
  • glitter
  • ribbon
  • pipe cleaners
  • other craft items of choice
  • tape
  • rice, barley, popcorn or other dried food that makes noise when shaken
Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker
Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

Preparation:

Trace the ribbon spools on colored paper. Make enough circles to cover both sides of all the spools you plan to decorate. I used both construction paper and some sparkly, glitter paper I had on hand.

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

Take one spool and cover one of the holes with a scrap of paper and fix it to the bobbin with some clear tape. Fill the bobbin with rice. Then cover the other hole with paper and tape.

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

I prepared 4 of these for my boys to decorate.

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve NoisemakerDirections:

Allow your child to choose what sort of material he wants to “cover” the sides of the spools and use hot glue to afix it around the spool.

See picture below.

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

Then have your child cover each side of the spool with colored paper. Elmer’s Glue works best here.

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

Decorate! You will have to decorate one side at a time so it can dry OR you can decorate the circles of paper, allow them to dry and then attach them to the spools.

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

Voila! Now you have your very own, homemade NewYear’s Eve noisemakers.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama: New Years Eve Noisemakers

This one we covered completely with pipe cleaners! Kinda cool huh?

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

AFTER SCHOOL LINKY

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