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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Eco-friendly New Year's Eve Craft: Noise Makers

Scarlet Paolicchi

            

New Year's Eve Noise MakersThis is a fun, eco-friendly New Year's Eve Craft that your kids will love to make and love to play with! You can reuse paper plates from your party to make these noise makers. You can also use leftover wrapping paper and ribbons to decorate your noise-makers.

Supplies:

Paper plates
Dry beans
Wooden sticks (like those from a an ice cream bar)
School glue
Hot glue and glue gun
Markers (optional)
Used wrapping paper
Used ribbons

Directions:

Make sure your plates are free of any crumbs. Then go ahead and decorate the back side of the paper plates using wrapping paper leftovers (make a collage, go solid, try strips, or cut the wrapping paper into thin slices and curl for a ribbon effect).  

You will be sandwiching the plates together with the two back sides showing and the inside creating an empty space for your noise-makers (beans) to shake. If you want to add ribbon curls between the plates, go ahead and prepare those now.

Place decorated side of plate face down on the table and pour 1/2 cup of dry beans into the center of the plates.

Use the hot glue gun (if crafting with children, use care to prevent burns) to secure the stick where you’d like the handle to be secured. Use school glue to go around the plate edge to create a seal between the plates. Add ribbons from the school glue if you want. Then add a little hot glue to the top center of the plate and the bottom center part over the stick and press the two plates together.

Now you have created your noise-maker. You can use markers to decorate further if you wish!

Happy New Year's Day! Are you making any green resolutions?

Photo courtesy of Scarlet Paolicchi.

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