Making a lot of noise when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve is one of the best New Year’s Eve traditions, and no New Year’s Eve party is complete without noise makers. Many people may remember using pots and pans to make noise on New Year’s Eve, but there are many other creative ways to make noise makers for your party. This article will provide you with step by step instructions on making several New Year’s Eve party noise makers.
A fun and easy party noise maker is finger cymbals, and you will only need two jar lids of the same size, two small pieces of elastic, a nail, and a hammer for this noise maker. Start by hammering a hole into the middle of each lid. Cut a small piece of elastic that is big enough to fit around one or two fingers. Slip both ends through the hole and tie it into a knot to secure it in place. You can paint and decorate these cymbals with ribbon if you like.
Bottle and Jar Shakers
Bottles and jars are always useful for craft projects, and they make excellent noise makers. For this New Year’s Eve party craft all you need are some old bottles and jars with lids and coins, beads, beans, or rice. Simply fill the bottles and jars with a few of the different noise making items and reseal the jar. Shake it up to make sure you like the noises and add different items until you are happy with the noise. Paint or cover the bottle with papier-mâché to make it festive, and this simple New Year’s Eve party noisemaker is ready to be used.
A paper plate tambourine is a fun and easy to make New Year’s Eve party noise maker, and all you will need for this project is a paper plate, some bells, embroidery floss, and a needle. Start by folding the paper plate in half and thread some floss onto your needle. Tie a knot in the end of the floss and stick the needle through the two open edges of the plate. String a bell onto the thread and stick the needle into the other side of the open edges like you are sewing it shut. Keep sewing the plate shut and adding bells along the way. When you get to the end tie the thread in a knot and trim the excess. Decorate your tambourine with paint or markers and you will have an awesome tambourine noise maker for your New Year’s Eve party.
Forks may seem like simple eating utensils, but they can also be turned into fun New Years’ Eve party noise makers. For this project you will need 2 forks, a short piece of wire, and a large metal bead or nut. Start by using your hand to bend the prongs of the fork outward from the base slightly. Next wrap the wire around the nut or bead and tie it to secure it. Sandwich the nut between the 2 forks with the prngs facing away from each other. Allow the nut to rest in between the forks and wrap the end of the wire around the handles of the forks to secure it. Shake the forks and you will have your own homemade clapper noise maker for your New Year’s Eve party.
Noise makers are a huge part of the fun of a New Year’s Eve party, and making your own New Year’s Eve noise makers is a great way to personalize your party. Try these noise maker ideas this New Year’s Eve, and your party will be a hit!