Your kids can really let freedom ring with our Firecracker Noisemaker. Made from a can and metal jar lid, this project comes together in less than five minutes!
Hammer and nail
Metal lid from a glass jar or bottle
One yard of string or twine
Using a hammer and nail, punch a hole through the center top of the metal can and metal jar lid. Thread both ends of twine or string through the hole in the can. Tie string’s ends to the metal lid to create the bell ringer. Knot the string one to two inches above the lid to keep it suspended inside the can. Tie another knot on the outside of the can to keep the string from pulling through. Tie a third knot at the top end of the twine to create the “fuse” handle for the bell. Finish by taping patriotic-colored paper around the can. Download free printable wraps at PagingSupermom.com.
Monthly “Real Crafts” are created just for RAK by Bettijo B. Hirschi & Aimée Lowry, the Arizona moms behind family-style blog Paging Supermom.