Looking for a fun craft to do with the kids to get ready for New Year’s Eve or another occasion? These noisemakers are easy, fun and everyone will love making and using them!
New Year’s Eve can be a really fun night with your family or friends and whether you are celebrating with adults or kids noisemakers can add to the fun!
These DIY noisemakers are great for other ocassions too! They are perfect for parties, cheering for sports games, or any other time a noisemaker would be fun! (You can even use them for a fun musical toy!)
This noisemaker craft is a great one to do with your kids during the day to be ready for midnight to come. It is really simple and even small children can take part in the decorating, and of course the noisemaking!
This is a super versitile craft supply wise. You can use lots of different things for decorating, if you don’t have dried beans for the noise part rice or even small rocks will work just fine! You can even omit the stick and just make it with the paper plates like a noisemaker tambourine! If you’re making these for a party you can decorate them with any theme or colors!
You’ll want to use paper plates not styrofoam, marker and pen won’t decorate them so paper works best!
The important part is to have fun! While working on these is a great time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new year. You can chat, create, and have a great time!
Here’s what you’ll need for this New Year’s noisemaker craft-
4 inch paper plates
Paint pens or markers
Paper straws or Jumbo popsicle sticks
Craft pom poms
Beans – any small, dry variety
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Any other decorations you’d like- glitter, stickers etc.
First you’ll want to decorate the back of 2 paper plates. Use your markers, paint pens, glitter etc to make them look however you’d like. Some ideas are patterns, fireworks, the year etc.
Using your glue gun glue the straw or popsicle stick on the inside of the plate that will be the back of the noisemaker. Be sure to stick a good amount inside so that it will be stable. If you’re using a straw flatten the top part so that assembly will be easier.
Place a handful of dried beans in the center of the plate.
Hot glue an even bead of glue around the edge of the back plate and then firmly press the front plate onto it to affix it into place. Check for any holes around the edge and add additional hot glue if needed.
Add on some curling ribbon on the handle or any other decorations you’d like to add!
Now you’re all ready celebrate and make some noise!
- 4 inch paper plates
- Paint pens or markers
- Curling ribbon
- Paper straws or Jumbo popsicle sticks
- Craft pom poms
- Beans - any small, dry variety
- Additional themed craft items, if desired
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Decorate the back side of 2 paper plates with markers, paint pens, stickers, glitter etc.
- Glue your straw or popsicle stick onto the inside if the plate that will be the back of the noisemaker.
- Add a handful of dried beans to the center of the back plate.
- Glue a bead of hot glue around the edge of the back plate and press the front into place.
- Add on ribbon and any other directions you desire.
- Have fun and make noise!