New Year’s has always been a low key holiday in our household, but as the kids get older, we like to have a little fun with them. We have ice cream sundaes, fun drinks, a little confetti, and a lot of noise.
This year I made a couple of different noisemakers. I shared DIY New Year’s Eve Noisemakers using craft sticks and jingle bells at aboutamom.com and these Mason Jar Lid New Year’s Eve Shakers here.
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You might remember the Mason Jar Turkeys I made for the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. I did not need the lids for that project and had a few lids laying around. If you don’t happen to have some laying around, you can purchase just the lids and bands.
Cost: under $5
- Time to complete: Under 30 minutes
- This is a project that I primarily completed by myself. The kids helped by adding the beans. The cutting on this project has to be fairly precise to fit properly. I would recommend a hot glue gun (which our kids do not use) over the cold shot one we often use with our young kids. These mason jar lid shakers are going to be shaken a lot, so you want to make sure the glue holds everything together.
1. Use the lid as a template and cut a circle from the scrapbook paper.
2. Place the band down on a your work surface, so that the top of the band is facing down and you see inside the band.
3. Glue the circle to the inside of the band using the glue gun.
4. Glue the lid on top of the paper.
5. Add a few dried beans.
6. Using the band as a template, cut a circle from the recycled fiberboard.
7. Using the glue gun, glue the cut out piece of fiberboard to the bottom of the band, so that it encloses the beans.
I would love to hear about your New Year’s Eve traditions?
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