As promised on Monday, it’s time for this fun tutorial. Even though parents hate to admit it, sometimes kids need to get loud and make some noise. These Christmas noise makers are the perfect craft to let kids cut loose. First, make your basic noise maker, then choose to paint a festive gingerbread man or an adorable penguin. I can’t wait to make these with the kiddos as part of our Advent fun. If you plan to add this to your calendar this year, don’t miss my tip below to make the activity go smoother.
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- White Paper Dessert Plates
- Pony Beads
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
**Don’t forget to protect kiddos clothes with this Kid Decorated Aprons
Basic Noise Maker Construction
First, pull out 2 dessert plates.
Toss some beads into one of the plates.
Next, put a line of hot glue around the lip of the plate with beads in it.
Lastly, press your second plate firmly on top of the glue-lined plate.
Gingerbread Man Painting Instructions
First paint one side of your noise maker brown and let it dry.
After your paint has dried, flip your noise maker over and paint the second side brown.
Again, allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.
Next, paint a white line around the plate and paint the face elements as pictured. Let the paint dry.
Then paint black pupils in the eyes and red cheeks.
Next, outline the smile in red.
Lastly add red dots along your white line and white eyebrows above the eyes.
Penguin Painting Instructions
Paint one side of your noise maker black. Let it dry before moving on.
Next, flip your noise maker over and paint the opposite side black as well.
Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.
After your paint has dried, paint a large white heart with a rounded tip. See the picture above for reference.
Next, paint black eyes on the heart.
Lastly, paint a yellow beak on the penguin and let it dry.
These Christmas noise makers are adorable and fun. The kids have loved testing them out for me (and they are surprisingly durable, for better or worse). Before you rush off to make yours, I have a tip for making these with kids. If you are doing this craft with kids, it is a good idea to get the base coats on the noise makers. The dry time during that stage will lose their attention in a hurry. Don’t forget to check out our Christmas Tree Advent Calendar to see the other fun we have planned for December. Feel free to steal any or all of the ideas you find for your family’s Advent Calendar.
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