4th of July Noisemakers

These are fun – they’re made from wood spatulas. This morning, I set up the kids with supplies to transform wooden cooking utensils into their own works of art that they can show off this July 4th…

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Wood spatulas are painted, adorned with red & blue jingle bells and fabric streamers to create these fun noisemakers that the kids can shake and wave at the parade.

For this project you will need: wood spatulas (I got mine really cheap at IKEA), red, blue, gold and silver jingle bells (sold by the bag at craft stores), red, white and blue craft paint (Michaels) and strips of torn fabric.

Spread out all of your supplies on the table and let the kids paint their spatulas. They will have to paint one side, let it dry and then paint the other.

Let the kids do whatever they want with their design.

Tear fabric into thin, 12-24-inch long strips (depending on your preference) and have the kids string on two bells for each strip.

Once spatulas are dry, thread fabric with bells through the holes in the spatula.

Double knot the back and let extra fabric hang down to create streamers.

You can leave the streamers long or cut them short.

If you're having a party on the 4th – this is a fun activity for the kids.






  1. joanna  June 22, 2012

    thats a great idea! I think we will make them to take to the Olympics.

    • camilla  June 23, 2012

      Joanna, That’s a great idea! Thanks! C

  2. nestra  June 22, 2012

    Fun idea!

    • camilla  June 23, 2012

      Thanks Nestra!

  3. Cósima  June 22, 2012

    Excellent idea, and quite cheap.

    • camilla  June 23, 2012

      Yes, these are cheap 🙂 You could use ribbons instead, but leftover fabric worked well for us and saved even more money. Take Care, C

  4. Alessandra  June 23, 2012

    such a great project!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

    • camilla  June 23, 2012

      Thanks Alessandra! We had fun making these – they are super easy to make and pretty cute looking too! Thanks for stopping by, C

  5. catie  July 1, 2012

    although i read your blog all the time, i just found this on the crafty crow! ♥

    • camilla  July 2, 2012

      Thanks Catie!!!