Graham is only 2 so he will not be staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get to celebrate! Every new celebration means a new craft idea for me! This year we made our own version of a noise maker that Graham can have fun with to celebrate 2010! The beauty of this craft is that you probably have most of the materials laying around the house.
- 2 paper plates (the sturdier the better)
- A handful of dry beans
- 1 streamer (you could use yarn or ribbon as well)
- 1 dowel rod (you could use a tongue depressor or even a stick from the back yard)
- Markers, crayons, or paint
Decorate the bottoms of your plates however you would like. We used marker and some stickers that Graham had left over from a birthday party.
Add the beans to the inside of one of the plates and attach the dowel rod from top to bottom using tape. Make sure a little sticks out because this is your handle.
Cut the streamer or ribbon and attach to the bottom near the dowel with tape.
Layer a thick line of glue around the rim of the plate and attach the 2nd plate on top. Use tape to secure it around the edges. I would give the glue at least an hour, maybe two, to completely dry before using.