12.28.2011

New Years Eve shakers!!!

It's day 3 of New Years eve fun! Be sure to check out day 1 and 2 for some fun ideas! 

A fun way to celebrate New Years Eve and also have a crafting activity is to create your own shakers! These can be done is sooo many different ways. Gather up some empty water bottles or some disposable cups or any container and we'll upcycle it into a fun shaker that each member of your family can personalize just for them! 

supplies:
container - cups, water bottles, canisters, etc
hot glue gun
rice, beans, popcorn kernels
ribbons
stickers
colorful papers, crepe paper, garland, bells, paint, etc
markers

For this tutorial I am going to use small plastic disposable cups. 

step 1: Fill one of the cups with rice, beans or popcorn kernels about 1/4 full. This is the stuff inside the shaker that will be making the noise.


step 2: Using your hot glue gun, run a line of glue around the top edge and place the other cup on top to seal shut. If you want to make extra sure it doesn't come apart, run another line of glue around the seam and place some ribbon or ric rac over the glue so it won't show. 




step 3: DECORATE! - adorn the outside of your shaker with stickers, papers, paint a design, etc. It's up to you! I like to add long streamers to the ends to make it more fun and colorful when they are being shaken!



If you are using an empty water bottle or canister simply fill it with some rice, beans or popcorn kernels and seal shut with the hot glue. Then decorate the outside to your hearts content!

Enjoy shaking these babies as you and your family ring in the New Year!!!

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7 comments:

  1. I love this idea - and think I can get my non-crafty self to do it. Found you on Pinterest, of course. :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays Megan! I shared it on our FB page today! ;)

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  4. I love this idea! Happy New Year. I hope yours is full of joy, peace, love and creativity!

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  5. Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party! You were a featured post this week:
    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-twenty.html

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  6. Those look SO fun to make with little helpers...my son would have loved doing this. Wish I'd seen it in time for New Year's Eve! I'll have to keep it in mind for our next 'noisy' occasion! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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