I love being a boy mom! I love all of the adventure, the superheroes, the play wrestling, and the high-energy all of the time! I don’t even mind the butt and fart jokes. My son’s speech therapist was telling me that when she works with boys, she increases loud and exaggerated noises. Boys love and respond to obnoxious noises! I am naturally a quiet and more reserved person, so all of the noise that is packaged up in my little boy is a little foreign sometimes! But I wouldn’t trade all of the laughing fits that we have shared because of his funny noises for anything!
Kids are natural noise-makers: laughter, crying, playing, squealing, whining, stomping, jumping, barking, etc. It comes as no surprise that children love noise-making toys. But aren’t those always the most obnoxious toys? They are about five levels too loud and just keep repeating themselves! Good news: this DIY festive craft is fun for children to play with, and it won’t add very much more noise into your home.
This craft is so easy to make, and you can find all of the supplies at the dollar store! Children will enjoy practicing fine-motor skills by beading the jingle bells onto the pipe cleaner. Such a fun holiday craft that can become a learning tool. You can enhance your favorite Christmas songs with jingling bells while working on rhythm and tempo. Kids will have unending fun with their jingle bell noisemakers!
- Jingle Bells
- Pipe Cleaner
- Popsicle Sticks (Jumbo size)
- Hot Glue
- Paint your Popsicle sticks. We used green and red paint for Christmas, but these noisemakers don’t need to be festive. You can use any color for any time of year.
2. Start to wrap your pipe cleaner down the Popsicle stick. I used a dot of hot glue at the top of the Popsicle to secure the beginning of the pipe cleaner, and then again at the bottom. 3. Bead your jingle bells onto the pip cleaner while you are wrapping. Move the bells where you want them to sit on the Popsicle stick. The pipe cleaner wraps tight enough that I didn’t need any glue to keep the bells in place.4. When you are done wrapping the pipe cleaner, hot glue the end to the Popsicle stick.
Now you have a fun and festive jingle bells that you can jingle all the way with this season! Our favorite song to sing is obviously jingle bells, but they work with any and all child Christmas songs! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!