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How To Make a Noise Maker for Mardi Gras

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Instructions for making a festive, Mardi Gras noise maker out of paper plates.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Crayons, Markers, or Paint
  • Crepe Paper or Other Streamers
  • Dried Beans
  • Stapler or Tape
  • Craft Stick
  • Tape

Instructions:
Decorate the back sides of the paper plates with purple, green, and gold crayons, markers, or paint (these are traditional Mardi Gras colors). Tape or staple 1 - 2 foot long pieces of streamer around the outside edge of one of the decorated paper plates (attach them to the non-decorated side).

Put the paper plate with the streamers on the table, with the right side (non-decorated) up. Tape a craft stick to the rim of the plate leaving out part of the stick for a handle. Place the other paper plate on top of the first one, right side down. This will make a gap in the middle.

Start stapling the edges together, leaving an opening a few inches wide. Slide a handful of dried beans in between the paper plates. Finish stapling them shut and your festive noise maker is complete!

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