If you need a simple DIY to make a noise maker for a sporting event, this one is about as easy as they come!
We are in the thick of football season. There is nothing like hearing the stadium announcements and feeling the stadium lights on your face and the roar of the crowd—and the noise makers!
It seems it is a trend to make personal noise makers. Given the need to pinch a few pennies (or make noise with them), this is a great idea.
Making a noise maker is simple—even for this craft-challenged mom. You can make it fun by getting the children involved. Or, get the other parents involved as you watch the children practice.
The key ingredients to make a noise maker are the “noise” holder and the “noise.”
Noise Maker Supplies
- Plastic water or sports bottle
- Soda 2-liter bottle
- Milk jug (gallon or half gallon)
- Reusable food container
DIY Noise Maker Steps
- Select your noise maker container.
- Decorate to your heart's content!
- Add your “noise.”
How to Make Noise
Here are a few ideas for “noise” if you need some inspiration:
- Popcorn kernels
- Craft beads
I prefer the sports drink bottles or reusable food containers since they have a harder plastic that produce a louder noise. Just remember if you use pennies as your “noise” you will not get those back since the “noise” goes inside and the top is glued on tight.
Noise Maker Decorations
Here are a few fun ways to dress up your noise maker and show your team spirit:
Paint: Paint of any kind will work. Show your team spirit by using the team’s colors.
Craft beads: You can use your “noise” as an element to beautify your noise maker. Pick out colors that match the team’s colors or a color that denotes a popular play for the team.
Streamers or ribbons: Glue various colors of streamers or ribbons onto the ends of your game-time noise machine. When you shake it for the noise, the players will likely catch a glimpse of their colors flying in the wind.
This truly is one of those crafts that is better the less perfect you try to make it! Cheering on your home team carries so much pride. And, cheering them on with a homemade noise maker made with love is what team spirit is all about!
And, here's another noise maker I took a picture of during one of Caleb's games. Cute, right? I didn't catch the little girl's name, but I'm pretty sure it was Caleb's teammate, Evan's sister!
*Disclaimer, I have three boys, two of which play football. I don’t know what “Blue 42” stands for. I’m off to ask our 1st grader.
Have you made your own noise makers? What are the supplies to make it stand out in the crowd?
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