New Years Celebration Shakers

New Years is all about celebrating and bringing in the new year with a bang. To help kids do it in the loudest way possible,…

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New Years is all about celebrating and bringing in the new year with a bang. To help kids do it in the loudest way possible, we made some New Years Celebration Shakers using recycled fruit cups. They are super easy to make and fun to play with. We put different items in each one to explore the different sounds we could make (sensory play). We love dancing and playing with our shakers, and can’t wait to use them when the clock strikes 12.

I left ours clear because I think it is fun to see what’s inside and watch it move around, but you could spray paint them. I love Krylon for Plastic (affiliate link) when spray painting fruit cups.

Supplies:
Hot glue gun/glue (for parents)
Ribbon
A pair of empty fruit cups per shaker
Small items to put inside shaker

  • Suggested items:
    • Rice
    • Beans
    • Buttons
    • Sequins
    • Noodles

Directions:
1.  Fill the bottom of one cup with small items. Let child pick out what they want in their shaker.

2.  Hot glue two cups together sealing the small items inside. Hot glue ribbon around the center of the shaker for decoration and to help glue them closed.

For more ideas, follow our New Years board on Pinterest:

Thanks for joining us today. Don’t forget to pin and share with your friends so they can have a fun and noisy New Years too!  
Love, Katie & the Kiddos

3 comments

  1. LOVE these! Thank you for the creative way to get kids moving and for sharing on Movement Monday!!

  2. Simple and fun Katie! Perfect for little hands too. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Years! Best, Sue

    1. Hi Sue, thanks so much! I hope you and your family have the same 🙂

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