New Years Craft: Homemade Noise Makers
We are all familiar with making noise to ring in the New Year. Using noise makers on New Year’s Day can remind students to continue to welcome Christ into their lives and to celebrate the opportunity to know Him and to serve Him throughout the coming New Year. You can make your own joyful noise with this fantastic New Years Craft – Homemade Noise Makers!
– Macaroni noodles uncooked
– Dessert sized paper plates, 2 for each student
– Hole punch
– Colorful yarn or ribbon, enough for each student to have about 8 feet
– Stick glue
– Colorful markers
For hundreds of years people have used noisemakers to welcome the New Year, such as fireworks, songs and joyful shouts. Let’s make our own noisemakers to celebrate Jesus coming into our hearts and for growing stronger in Him with each passing day of 2014.
1. Place 8-10 pieces of macaroni on top of one paper plate
2. Run stick glue around the outer lip of the plate.
3. Place the second plate upside-down and pinch the lips together.
4. Punch 8 or 10 holes around the lip and run colorful pieces of yarn in and out of the holes. Tie a bow with the ends at the bottom.
5. Write on the plate: JESUS & ME: 2013!
Remember the words of Psalm 98.4 which says, “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” Be joyful that God has given us another year to praise Him and to strengthen our love and faith in Him.
Use your noisemaker like a tambourine!
Teach them this chant, using the tambourine:
I SHAKE MY TAMBOURINE
FOR TWO THOUSAND AND FOURTEEN
WHEN I WILL WALK WITH THE LORD!
I’LL WALK WITH HIM EACH DAY
I’LL TALK WITH HIM AND SAY
I LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU, LORD!