First, I gave C and R clear plastic cups (we have quite the stash from hosting Christmas).
I told them to fill the cups a little more than halfway with bottle caps, buttons, and beads. I wanted to add jingle bells too, but I have no idea where they are right now.
We decided the filler needed a little sparkle, or New Year's Eve bling, so we added sequins.
I hot glued plastic lids onto the top of the cups. They are bigger than the cups; that is fine!
I knew we would forget which noisemaker belonged to which child (that would end up in an argument or two), so I pulled out the puffy paints and had them decorate the lids.
I didn't have to tell them how to make noise though; they figured that part out on their own!
Happy New Year!