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