We will soon be celebrating a new year, 2014. During these festivities we spend a lot of time joyously cheering, singing, laughing, and singing. Even the little ones get in on the fun. Have your children make a spin drum, to ring in the new year. These noisemakers will surely bring delight and fun to your children. They're not hard to make, and the perfect accompaniment to your holiday parties. Children will love making their own instruments. You'll love that not only is this activity festive it something that you can do together during the holiday season. Children will use their fine motor skills, reading skills, cognitive, and math skills.
What you'll need
serrated knife (an adult's job)
empty oatmeal canister
1/2-inch-wide dowel, 1 foot long
16-inch length of string
two 3/4-inch wooden beads
2 plastic lids that fit the oatmeal canister