New Year's Eve Noisemakers

My three boys absolutely love things that make noise...  go figure! 

So, as part of our "New Year's Eve" celebrations, we made our own noisemakers.  {We made them to ring in the new year, but they are fun to make any time.}

Want to "up" the volume (and fun!) in your house? 

Here is how to make a Kazoo out of a toilet paper roll:

1)  Have the kids decorate a toilet paper or paper towel roll.
2)  Use a hole punch to make two holes at the top of the tube.
3)  Cut out a square of wax paper, and secure it to the top of the tube with a rubber band.

And, here is how to make a paper plate noisemaker:

1)  Have the kids decorate the bottoms of two (sturdy) paper plates.
2)  Put about 3/4 cup of rice on one paper plate, and place the the other plate on top.
3)  Attach the two plates with lots of staples.

These projects are both really easy to make, and they use materials that you probably already have in your cupboards and recycling bins.  Fun, quick and easy... a great New Year's Eve project to do with the kids.

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. This looks like so much fun! I’m so glad you shared it with us on Whimsy Wednesday. We ALWAYS love seeing you here!

    Take care and can’t wait to see what you’ve got going on next time,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  2. Riley is going to love the kazoo. I had to share on my facebook page. Thanks so much for sharing!


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