This New Years bottle noisemaker activity is a fun way to teach students to upcycle old water bottles around their home. And it’s also a blast to have your own homemade New Years Noisemakers to ring in the New Year with your kids. Have your students bring in their water bottles, emptied and rinsed off for this kids’ craft. You’ll need at least one empty and clean water bottle per student.
This New Years bottle noisemaker activity is fun for all ages. Your students will enjoy using their creativity to make something that makes a lot of noise! Many young kids love the sound of noisemakers because they can create their own music and be loud. Most preschoolers love being loud, making this an irresistible end of the year craft.
Your students will love the sparkle of the glitter and the shine of the stars as they work to make their own masterpiece. These noise makers are the perfect way to celebrate the New Year with preschoolers.
What are those party noisemakers called anyway?
There are many different terms people use when referring to noisemakers. I’m sure some may even think these New Years bottle noisemakers are like maracas, although they’re far from being maracas. The popular term for noisemakers includes party blower or party horn.
In all reality, your students can all this creation whatever they want, because it’s their craft…
This activity will help your students enhance their fine motor skills, boost creativity and encourage a love of imagination. These shiny New Years bottle noisemakers are made from recycled water bottles too, which helps teach preschoolers how to upcycle old items at home.
This easy preschool craft requires just a few supplies and it’s easy for students to follow along with the simple instructions.
What are Creative Activities for Preschoolers?
Creative activities for preschoolers include any arts and craft concepts that encourage students to use their fine motor skills and imagination. I’ve also featured New Years popsicle stick noisemakers so that your students can make a whole basket of noisemakers to bring home to their family.
Creative activities are one of the best ways to use a hands-on learning style in your preschool classroom. Young students learn best through creative activities that allow them to learn letter and shape recognition, counting, and follow simple instructions.
I’ve always loved watching preschoolers as they work on simple crafts. Your students will learn a lot of life skills, develop a strong sense of self-confidence, strong creative thinking skills, build their fine motor skills, and build their cognitive skills as they make these New Years bottle noisemakers.
How to Make Noisemakers for New Years Eve
Check out this simple list of supplies for these DIY noisemakers and easy instructions for making this fun end-of-the-year preschool craft.
- Water bottles, empty and dry
- Glitter paint
- Glitter (if more is desired)
- Festive duct tape or washi tape
- Bells (about 2 for each noisemaker)
- Pony beads (for additional noise if desired)
- Star stickers
- Curling ribbon
- Hot glue (optional)
- Hot glue gun (optional)
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Remove the lids from the water bottles and make sure bottles are completely dry on the inside.
Squirt about 2 tablespoons of paint into each bottle (amount depends on the size of the bottle) and replace the lid. Shake the bottle while turning to coat the inside of the bottle with paint.
If additional glitter is desired, remove the lid and liberally pour glitter into the bottle. Seal tightly and shake the bottle until all of the glitter has stuck to the paint.
Remove the lid and place the bottle on its side until dry inside.
Once the bottle is dry inside, add bells and pony beads to each bottle to make as much noise as desired. Close the bottle.
This is a perfect time to grab the jingle bells that are on clearance from Christmas to save a few pennies on these fun crafts!
To avoid having the lid removed and the excess glitter, beads, and bells being poured out, use decorative tape to cover the lid completely.
You can also use a hot glue gun to add hot glue to the top of the bottle before screwing the bottle cap back on to ensure that the bottle cap is secure.
Nothing more shocking while playing with their homemade New Years noisemaker than for the lid to pop off and the beads and bells go flying all over the room!
Decorate the bottle with stickers. Feel free to let the kids get a little wild with their decorating skills. This will be one of their last craft projects for the year and it’s fun to go all-out with these fun New Years noisemakers.
Cut curling ribbon in lengths approximately 8 inches long. Tie curling ribbon around the neck of the noise makers, making a knot to keep the curling ribbon attached. Use scissors to curl the ends of the ribbon.
These simple homemade New Year’s Eve noisemakers are so fun to make and to use for ringing in the New Year for your New Year’s Eve party with the kids.
Even if you don’t let the kids stay up all the way until midnight, they can still celebrate with this simple craft project.
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