New Year's Noisemakers
Empty, clean soda bottles; dried beans; glue; scissors; construction paper, wrapping paper, and/or stickers
If you're planning on being home on New Year's Eve with the kids, involve them in the fun. Create your own noisemakers by filling empty, clean plastic soda bottles with dry beans. Then cover the bottles with construction paper, wrapping paper, and/or stickers. (Stickers are your best bet for younger kids.) If you're feeling extra creative, tie several strands of colorful curling ribbon to the top. Shake them when the clock strikes twelve... or maybe when it strikes twelve in Sydney, Australia!