New Year’s Eve Shaker

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If you’re looking for another noise maker craft besides the one we shared last week, here is another idea for a New Year’s Eve Shaker!  Even if you’re not staying up until midnight with your little ones, you can still enjoy ringing in the New Year by making some noise in daylight hours!   :)

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  a small plastic bottle (I used an old Parmesan cheese bottle), tissue paper, Mod Podge, a paint brush, and some plastic beads!

 

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1.  Cut your various colors of tissue paper into small squares (ours were about 1 to 1 1/2 inches).

 

 

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2.  Put a layer of Mod Podge (or watered-down glue) on half of the inside of the bottle.

 

 

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3.  Arrange your tissue paper to cover the entire inside of the container.  We had to use the end of another paintbrush to place the pieces on the bottom.

 

 

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4.  Let dry completely.

 

 

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5.  Gather your beads (we received these compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com).  I wanted to stay with our color scheme, so we chose green, blue, and white beads only.

 

 

 

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6.  Place the beads inside the jar and put the top back on.  I also put a piece of tape over the top to ensure that some rowdy little boys didn’t spill beads everywhere.  :)

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 Ready to shake!

 

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And shake they did!

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Literature Link:

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The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing has written a “night before” book for nearly every holiday and major milestone in a child’s life.  This book, like the others, is written as a rhyme (similar to “The Night Before Christmas”), making the rhythm of the book appealing as a read-aloud to young children.  This book is a fun way to introduce celebrating the New Year with our children! New Years Eve Shaker

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