Here are the supplies we used to make our New Year’s Eve craft:
- one bag of mixed beans
- muffin tin
- chopsticks (optional)
- empty water bottles
- sparkly pom-poms
- sparkly pipe cleaners
- sparkly ribbon or rickrack
How did we make our New Year’s Eve craft?
As both boys added beans and pom- poms to their bottles, I reviewed the need to not fill the bottle with too many beans if they wanted their noise maker shakers to make loud noises. We also reviewed what each type of beans was.
When it was time to add the pipe cleaners, the boy next door went with the curve the pipe cleaner before adding it to your bottle. JDaniel went with the jam the pipe cleaner into the bottle approach. The pipe cleaners were supposed to represent streaking fireworks. I guess that there isn’t a wrong way to display fireworks.
After placing caps on their shakers, the boys selected the ribbons they wanted on their bottles. Neither boys has mastered tying bows so, I helped them out. JDaniel wanted his ribbons at the top and the boy next door wanted one at the top and one at the bottle’s middle.
I think they did a great job on their New Year’s noise maker shakers. It was fun to tie learning into creating them.