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Make Your Own New Year’s Eve Noise Makers!

By Brenda Ponnay

Here’s a fun little craft to get you and your kids over the post-Christmas blues and into next year. Just what everyone needs: noisemakers for New Year’s Eve!

DIY New Year's Eve Noise Makers
Well maybe you don’t need more noise after all the ruckus of Christmas, but this craft is sure to put smiles on their faces and give you a bit of quiet while they craft away.

Supplies to make Kids New Year’s Eve Raisin Box Noise Makers

  1. empty raisin boxes
  2. silver spray paint (optional)
  3. popsicle sticks
  4. glue
  5. tape
  6. bells
  7. ribbon
  8. rice, pasta, beans, or any other hard bits you can find in your pantry that shake and make noise
  9. glitter, sequins, stickers, etc.

supplies needed to make your own New Year's Eve noise makers

How to make Kids New Year’s Eve Raisin Box Noise Makers

I chose to spray-paint my raisin boxes first because I wanted them to look uniform. I was thinking how cute they would be as a New Year’s party favor, sitting pretty in a nice silver bowl. You should feel free to paint your boxes with poster paint or cover them with construction paper.

After you paint your boxes, attach a popsicle stick to each box to use as a handle. You’ll probably need to glue it on and reinforce it with tape since these buddies are going to get a lot of shaking action. After you’ve attached the handle you can tie a ribbon around it for more reinforcement and attach a jingle bell to that for maximum noisemaking.
Child looking at supplies to make noise makers
Then set out the glue, glitter and sequins and let your kids have at it. What could be better than sparkly, shiny noisemakers for a shiny new year!?
Child at table making a noise maker craft
child crafting a new years eve noise maker
Once the outsides are all decorated, it’s time to fill the insides. Open one end and drop in a small handful of pasta or rice or beans. Not too much, just enough to make a lot of noise when rattled. Then close it back up, seal the opening with tape and you’re done!
smiling child holding a hand made New Year's Eve noise maker
Time to turn on some tunes and tell your kids to shake what their mama crafted with them!

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About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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bethany actually
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Fun and easy! I especially approve of the silver and sequins.

BeachMama
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Oooh, I love these and that you spray painted them, so shiny and New Year’sish.

trixx
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trixx

What an easy craft to do with the kids. Love it!

Amanda
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So cute! Love the way thought outside the box, no pun intended! 🙂

Sara
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Sara

My daughter will love this! Thanks!

Terry
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How cute these are!!!

JOY
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LOVE IT! Great craft to do while we are waiting for midnight to come! Thanks!

ginger
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What a great craft to do with the kids for this night of fun.Thank you for sharing it with us!

Marce
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Marce

Very lovely, and fun!!!
great idea to receive any special day….
I will try them, but i will put the stick inside the box (with a bit if cold or dry silicone), so i guess is more safe to dont fallen down…
Anyway, its a lovely and easy project to made with my little niece!