Noise Maker Crafts for Kids

Noise maker crafts are fun to make and fun to use.  You can really make the celebration loud and fun with these kids craft ideas.  Bring in the New Year with a bang or whoop it up at a birthday party with these noise makers for kids.

The craft supplies are simple and inexpensive so you can make one for everyone at the party.  Although New Years is the traditional time for using noise makers these are great for kids birthday parties, 4th of July or just for fun.

Use the list below to jump to the specific kids craft idea or scroll through the page to see all these fun kids crafts.

Cardboard Roll Noise Maker Crafts

Don’t throw away the toilet paper cardboard rolls as these make the perfect craft supply for noise makers.

Cardboard Roll Noise Maker Crafts


  • 1 Toilet Paper Cardboard Roll
  • Construction Paper
  • Craft Foam
  • Straw
  • Pony Beads
  • String, Yarn or Ribbon
  • Crayons, Markers, Paint or Glitter Glue
  • Scissors
  • Medium Wooden Bead
  • Stick Glue or Elmer’s Glue
  • Hot Glue

How to make Cardboard Roll Noise Maker Crafts

Step 1Cover the cardboard roll with construction paper in the color of your choice. Use stick glue or Elmer’s glue to hold in place.  Cut off the excess construction paper.  
Step 2Cut out a circle using craft foam slightly larger than the end of the cardboard roll.  Poke a hole through the middle of the circle (large enough for a straw).  
Step 3Thread several pieces of yarn, string or ribbon through the top of the craft foam circle.  Tie off in a knot to hold in place.   
Step 4Now string several pony beads on each string to use as the noise makers. The string should be long enough to bang up against the side of the cardboard roll but not longer than the roll itself.  
Step 5Using hot glue, glue the foam circle to one end of the cardboard roll making sure to insert the sting of beads on the inside of the roll before gluing.
Step 6Slip the straw through the hole in the craft foam circle leaving enough of the straw poking out to glue on a wooden bead.
Step 7Thread a medium wooden bead on the straw and hot glue the bead to the craft foam circle.
Step 8Decorate your noise maker for the New Year’s celebration, birthday party or what ever themed party you are using these noise maker crafts for.

To use your noise maker, simply hold onto the straw and move the cardboard roll back and forth.  The pony beads on the inside will make some noise for your celebration.

Tip:  Straws are not very strong so will occassionally bend.  If you want to upgrade your noise maker, instead of using a straw use a wooden dowel.

Op Can Noise Maker Crafts

Pop cans make the perfect craft supply for noise makers.  The tin material will make lots of noise for your celebration.


Op Can Noise Maker Crafts
  • Pop Can
  • Construction Paper
  • Pony Beads, Candy Sprinkles, Paper Clips, etc
  • Crayons, Markers, Paint or Glitter Glue
  • Scotch Tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft Foam (optional)
  • Glue Gun (optional)

How to make Pop Can Noise Maker Crafts

Step 1Fill the empty pop can with items that will make noise when you shake the can like pony beads, paper clips or candy sprinkles.  
Step 2Tape the opening of the can closed.  
Step 3Cover the can with construction paper.  Simply fold each end of the paper over the both ends of the can and tape shut (like wrapping a present).   Tip:  You can decorate the paper after you cover the can or before.  
Step 4Optional:  Cut two craft foam circles slightly larger than the can.  Hot glue these to both ends of the can.    For the really little ones, they can simply roll this around to make the noise. This is easier for smaller hands than holding it and shaking.

These noise makers can produce different sounds based on what you put in the can. Simply hold and shake the can to make some noise for your New Year’s or Birthday celebration.

Drum Noise Maker Crafts

Of course ringing in the New Year would not be complete without something to bang on.  So save your pots and pans and make some drums for the kids to bang and get loud for the New Year.


Drum Noise Maker Crafts
  • Empty cans from coffee, peanuts or other food items (lid optional)
  • Construction Paper
  • Wooden Beads or Marshmellows
  • Wooden Dowels or Straws
  • Crayons, Markers, Paint or Glitter Glue
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape and Hot Glue

How to make a Drum Noise Maker Craft

Step 1Cover the outside of the tin can with construction paper.  Simply tape in place.   
Step 2Decorate the drum to fit the celebration.  
Step 3Make two drum sticks using the wooden dowels or straws.   Tip:  Straws are not very strong but will work for the occassion if you do not have wooden dowels.  
Step 4Hot glue two large wooden beads on the end of the dowels or straws.  You can decorate these mallets by painting them if you want.   Optional:  You can simply stick on some marshmellows for the mallets. These will not make as much noise but will still allow the kids to bang on their drums.  Paint the marshmellows to make them a bit stronger and produce a louder noise.  

There you have it, noise maker drums to get loud and have lots of fun for any celebration.