Here’s how to make your own:
- Red plastic cups (blue could work too)
- Patriotic ribbon with wire edges
- Duck Tape (red, white, or blue)
- scissors (small, very-pointed cuticle scissors work best)
- 1-2 Tissues (or similar – toilet paper, paper towel, etc)
- Something for the inside—popcorn kernels are what we used (and they sound great). Rocks, dry beans, dry pasta, etc. could all be used also.
Start by cutting 5 pieces of ribbon about 6 inches in length. Knot one end. Use the scissors to punch 5 holes in the bottom of the cup (1 in the center and 4 around that). Lace the open end of the ribbon up through the holes. Start covering the open end of the cup with the tape. Make sure the tape comes up over on to the cup just a bit (don’t worry too much about how it looks yet, you can cut the excess off later). Place a piece of tissue on to the stick part of the tape so that the noisemaker insides don’t stick to it. Continue taping across the cup mouth until you have just a small opening left. Place a handful of your chosen noisemakers inside. Then, tape shut. Cut the excess tape on the cup, making the edges look nicer (but still making sure you have about an 1/8” stuck well all the way around). Then, just shape the ribbons how you like and go play. The kids can have fun being loud with their fireworks noisemakers! In fact, the boys had enjoyed a lovely Nebraska evening, showing off their two new patriotic crafty creations – their red, white, & blue ombre tie dye shirts and these firecracker noisemakers! The noisemakers got put to the test and held up nicely! 🙂 Fun, huh?! Now…on to the awesome giveaway! With $200 you can craft/DIY up some serious fun of your own!
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