These noisemakers – made from raisin boxes or other small containers – are perfect for little hands.
What You Need:
- Raisin boxes
- Wooden craft sticks
- Stuff to put inside (rice, lentils, beads, etc.)
What You Do:
To begin with, put a few beads (or rice, or lentils) into each box.
Then, glue the boxes shut, but not before shoving a stick inside.
Once the glue is dry, paint the boxes and unfinished sticks. (I used cotton swabs to make the dots).
I love raisin box noisemakers because they are just the right size for little hands.
However, you could use lots of other items from around the house instead. Cracker or cereal boxes, paper cups (taped together) or paper plates folded in half (and stapled) would work beautifully. Really the idea is to use what you have on hand.
For example, an empty water bottle or Parmesan cheese container with beads inside and some ribbon tied around the top makes an excellent (and instant) New Year’s Eve noisemaker.