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Make a Paper Noisemaker | New Years Day Crafts for Kids

Make a Paper Noisemaker

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

A sheet of paper is all you'll need to create some buzz this New Year's Eve.


  • 8 1/2 x 11 paper
  • tape
  • scissors


1. What to do: Roll a sheet of office paper into a narrow tube by starting at one corner and wrapping the paper around a pencil, then slipping out the pencil after a few turns. Secure the tube with tape.

Make a Paper Noisemaker - Step 2

2. Gently pinch one end of the tube and snip it two thirds of the way across, as shown, to form a triangular flap. Fold up the flap so that it covers the end of the tube.

3. To play the noisemaker: Place your lips around the uncut end. Lightly press on the flap so that it almost touches the opening. Gently inhale and release your finger. The flap will vibrate, making a noise that says, "Happy New Year."