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Easy Noisemakers for New Year’s Eve

Ever since the holiday season started, our three-year-old has turned into a little party animal. He wants to stay up late and sleep in late–pretty much a teenager in a three-year-old’s body. So, before we get back to our normal routine, we decided to let him ring in the new year with us this year. And you can’t ring in 2015 without making a LOT of noise. Here’s an easy New Year’s Eve noisemaker using materials that you already have on hand from the holidays.

Easy New Year's Eve Noisemaker


  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Rice
  • Jingle bells
  • Empty toilet paper tube

Materials for New Year's Noisemakers


  1. Apply lines of glue lengthwise along the toilet paper tube.
  2. Wrap the tube with wrapping paper of your choice, leaving about two inches extra on each end.
  3. Twist one end of the wrapping paper to close the end of the tube.
  4. Drop bells and rice into the tube. We used a couple of tablespoons of rice from our Peppermint Sensory Bin and two jingle bells.
  5. Twist the other end of the wrapping paper to close the tube.

Voila! You have your simple New Year’s Eve noisemaker.

Simple New Year's Eve Noisemaker

If you’re giving this to little ones, I’d suggest wrapping tape or ribbon around the twisted wrapping paper at the ends for extra security. You don’t want rice falling all over your floor at midnight!

How to Make Noisemakers for New Year's Eve

Here are some other cool noisemakers I’ve found around the web:

Paper Plate Noisemaker from The Adventures of J-Man and Millerbug

Water Bottle Noisemakers from DesignMegillah

Jingle Bell Noisemakers from Project Nursery

Paper Plate Shakers from The Centisble Life

Ribbon Spool Noisemakers from Real Coake


How to Have a Kid Friendly New Years Eve

Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

[…] just isn’t a New Year’s Eve party without lots of noisemakers. You can make these out of your leftover Christmas wrapping […]


Monday 29th of December 2014

This is cute!