Pretty Pot BangersPaint a wooden kitchen spoon(not your favorite seasoned spoon tho) half blue and half silver. Let dry. Tie 4 blue or silver(or black or white) curling ribbons-each about 18 inches-to the top of the spoon by the big, round part. Tie some jingle bells to one or two of the ribbons and them curl all available ribbon. Hot glue the ribbon into place. Now your kids have a Pretty Potbanger to ring in 2009.
Homemade TambourinePunch holes evenly spaced around the outer edge of a paper plate. Push the base of a jingle bell thru each hole. From the back of the plate, feed a piece of yarn or strong thread thru the back loop of each bell and tie it off. This keeps the bells on. Then decorate with curling ribbons, markers, crayons, etc.
Confetti Bottle Noise MakerPut dry beans in an old, dry water bottle. Glue the cap shut. Using 1/2 water and 1/2 craft glue(any kid’s glue should work), “paint” strips of torn white tissue paper all over the bottle, covering it 2-3 times. Then apply small torn bits of colored tissue paper(looks like confetti) to the bottle using the glue mixture. Let dry. Then tie curling ribbon around the neck of the bottle, and curl as many as you like.