I have NEVER been in a preschool room that was quiet for more than 5 minutes at a time. But honestly, productive noise is a great sign of learning that is happening. With these DIY New Year’s Eve noisemaker craft with popsicle sticks, they’ll be able to use their creativity to craft something that makes a lot of noise! These popsicle stick DIY New Years Noisemakers are easy enough for any preschooler to make. If you want a simple preschool craft to keep your students engaged and creative at the end of the year, then I highly recommend you give your hand at this fun preschooler easy New Years craft project.

– Life Over C's Kid Made DIY New Year's Eve Noisemaker craft with popsicle sticks.

Recommended Grade Level:

New Year’s Eve Noisemaker Supplies:

  • Large Popsicle Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Decorative Duct Tape
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Small Bells
  • Garland

Learning About Fine Motor Skills for Kids:

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Allowing children to practice using their fingers and hands increases fine motor skills:

These skills are important for brushing teeth, getting dressed, and self-feeding.

These adorably LOUD homemade New Years noisemakers would go perfectly with a kids New Year’s Eve party, or even celebrating a special event.

In addition to learning about fine motor skills, here are some more ideas for what you can teach about when making this New Year’s craft for kids:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Math concepts
  • Language development
  • Self determination
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What Can Preschoolers Learn By Being Creative?

  • What can we use our noisemaker for?
  • What else can we use to decorate our noisemakers?
  • Describe the sound that the bells make.
  • What fun party games can we play with our DIY noise makers?

Why are Crafts Important for Kids?

Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are so many other reasons you should make your own New Year’s Eve noisemakers:

Following Verbal Directions: Children will practice following verbal directions to create this step by step craft. Following directions comes in handy when trying to complete tasks.

Managing Math Concepts: Your child will develop math concepts such as counting, and identifying shapes, sizes, and patterns when they are creating projects.

Being Patient: It can be hard for any child to wait, especially when they want to use their new toy or craft immediately. Waiting for any glue to dry and working step by step builds patience in children.

Fine and Gross Motor Madness: Taping, coloring, gluing, cutting, and painting are great ways to get little hands and fingers moving.

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How To Use This Activity:


Cut tape to the approximate length of the popsicle stick, allowing a small overlap on the ends. Fold the tape around the popsicle stick.

– Life Over C's Popsicle sticks and decorative tape used to create a New Years Eve noisemaker craft

If you don’t have decorative tape, you can glue construction paper to the craft stick. Or you can create fun designs with glitter glue or colored hot glue. So many ways to customize this easy DIY project!

You could even paint all of the craft sticks with spray paint ahead of time to make things easier!

Cut a piece of curling ribbon approximately 8 inches long. String 3 bells on the curling ribbon with the bells all facing the same direction.

– Life Over C's Kid Made DIY New Year's Eve Noisemaker craft with popsicle sticks.

Wrap the bells around the popsicle stick. With the remaining curling ribbon, wrap around the bells in reverse order and tie ends together tightly to secure.

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Cut a piece of garland to approximately 6 inches. Weave the garland around the bells and popsicle stick, tucking the end between two bells.

Add additional curling ribbon if desired. Use scissors to curl the ends of the ribbon.

– Life Over C's Use bells, popsicle sticks and ribbon to create a simple DIY New Years Eve Noise maker for kids

Then have a blast with your brand new New Year’s Eve Noisemakers DIY as you ring in the new year! Happy New Year!

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– Life Over C's Kid Made DIY New Year's Eve Noisemaker craft with popsicle sticks.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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