Happy New Year 2016…well almost! Only 4 days left of 2015! As I look back on this year, I am so grateful for everything that has happened. Especially for the birth of my happy and healthy daughter who was born in April! She just makes life so much sweeter and fuller! I love her so much and am so glad that she joined our family this year! 2015 has been the best year yet because of her and I can’t wait to see her grow in 2016! She just started crawling and I know that walking is in the near future which I am a little worried about because she will be going everywhere!
I was trying to think of a fun New Year’s Eve post for this week and I had all sorts of ideas but I decided to do a DIY New Year’s Eve noise maker. I was trying to think of something simple that kids could make by themselves. I tried to find things that I already had around the house and I came up with this idea. It is a plastic disposable water bottle with glitter and beads inside. At midnight, kids can shake the bottle (the beads will make the noise) and scream, “Happy New Year!”. I chose to do black, white, and gold because those colors remind me of New Years Eve.
Whether you are having a party with several kids or just staying home with your own family, this will give the kids something fun to make while they anxiously await the countdown!
- plastic disposable water bottle
- silver glitter
- black, white, and clear beads
- gold ribbon
- white paper or cardstock for the printer
1. Use a funnel (I just rolled up a piece of paper) to put the glitter inside the bottle.
2. Put the beads inside the bottle. I used about 20.
3. Tear off the water bottle label. Here is the label printable that I made to go around the water bottle. You can download the PDF version HERE. There are 5 labels on the sheet. Print them out on paper or cardstock (I used cardstock) and cut them out. Wrap the label around the water bottle and secure with tape in the back.
4. Tie the ribbon around the top of the bottle and use the scissors to curl it.
That’s it! Now your kids will have a fun project to work on while they anxiously wait for midnight!
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