I was skeptical that this homemade noisemaker would produce the right kind of sound, but by golly, it works! Not as loud as the noisemakers you buy at party stores, it’s the perfect pitch for little kids’ ears.
First, cut a piece of paper to a little bit smaller than two large craft sticks. Travis had fun cutting out shapes with his safety scissors while I set this part up. Sandwich the paper strip between the two craft sticks.
Cut 2 (1-inch) pieces of toothpick. Place 1 toothpick over the paper on one end of the craft sticks, and the other toothpick under the paper on the other side; secure with washi tape.
Now put it to your lips and blow – you’ll get a great party blower sound! You could add tassels or stickers as additional decoration, if desired.
For a rockin’ New Year’s eve dance party at home, here’s our playlist, care of “Family NYE” on Spotify:
Happy by Pharrell Wiliams
Firework by Katy Perry
Can’t Stop the Feeling! by Justin Timberlake
Theme from New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
Everything is Awesome!!! by Tegan and Sara
All of Me by John Legend
The Final Countdown by Europe
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson
I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
Twist and Shout by the Beatles
Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus
Rather Be by Clean Bandit
Auld Lang Syne by Susan Boyle
Happy New Year by ABBA
This Will be Our Year by The Zombies
Happy 2017 to all!