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Sound in the New Year
The New Year is coming and what fun is a New Year's celebration without some festive noise maker wands?
These celebration wands are perfect for New Year's Eve parties with kids! They are easy to make and kids of all ages love getting to play and make noise with them. Plus the noise created isn't too over powering for parents! It's win-win!
A few simple materials, some recycled cardboard and a few dollar store supplies, is all you need to make these simple New Year's Eve noise... maker wands. Make them last minute or a few days ahead, either way they are sure to be a hit at any New Year's gathering with kids!Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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Gather Your Supplies
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- Tissue paper
- Jingle Bells
- Wooden craft dowel
- Gems (Optional)
- Paint brush
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Cut Out Stars
Trace and cut a star shape from recycled cardboard. You can also use cardstock but you don't want to use regular paper because it needs to be stiff in order to be the top of the wand.
Rip up colored tissue paper into small pieces and glue onto the star using a paint brush. Make sure the cardboard is fully cover and that all the tissue paper is saturated with glue so that it has a collage look when it dries.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Decorate the Stars
Next glue the wooden dowel onto the back of your star. Also if you have colorful plastic gems you can add them to your new years wands for some extra bling.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Add Ribbon and Bells
Once the glue on your wooden dowel has dried and it is firmly secured to the star topper you can add some ribbon. Tie the ribbon onto the wooden dowel at the base of the star.
Slide the jingle bells onto the ends of the ribbon and tie on so that they don't fall off when your kids are using them.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Finished New Year's Eve Noise Maker Wands
That's it! Now you are ready to make some noise! You can adjust the level of noise created by adding more jingle bells to the ribbons. Plus if your kids spin them back and fourth the bells can hit against the star which adds a drumming sound to your noise maker.
Happy New Year!