Ever since I had my little nugget, New Year’s Eve hasn’t been quite the same. Since it is extremely difficult to find a baby sitter on this popular night out, we have had to fit our little one into our New Year’s Eve party plans. My friends who also have young kids will likely get together to celebrate the New Year at one of our homes. To keep the little ones busy, I decided to think of some kids craft ideas. This year, I thought it’d be fun to make New Year’s noise makers out of recycled items from around the house to help ring in the New Year.
Gather your recycled containers. Any plastic or cardboard box will work. Make sure it’s small enough for little hands to hold and shake. Check the kitchen, bathroom, and pantry. I used a cracker box, soup can, medicine box, and aspirin bottle.
Gather your embellishments. Think vibrant, glittery, metallic, and bright…anything fun for the New Year! I used glittered animal print scrapbook paper, neon paper, and glittered craft foam numbers.
Gather your noise making materials. Look for anything around the house. I used bottle caps, paper clips, elbow macaroni noodles, and coins. The bottle caps make a nice chime sound in small cardboard boxes.
Gather some basic craft materials like glue, tape, scissors, rulers, pencils, and craft punches and let the kids have at it! My daughter loved helping me. She is learning to count so she had a great time counting each macaroni noodle or bottle cap and putting them in the box.