Rattlesnake Noisemaker


size: 12” long

Materials

  • Recycled film canisters with lids, six
  • Plastic-coated wire, 14” length
  • Plaid Mod Podge decoupage medium
  • Tissue paper: blue, yellow, red
  • Pony beads: red, yellow
  • Red chenille stem
  • Wiggle eyes, two
  • Uncooked rice, 1 Tbsp.
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • Paper punches: swirl, circle
  • Hammer and nail
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush or sponge scrap
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

  • 1. Use hammer and nail to poke hole in top and bottom of four canisters. Poke hole in top of fifth canister and bottom of sixth canister.
  • 2. Measure and cut 14” wire length. Thread wire end through top of one canister and curl end. Pour small amount rice in canister; attach cover.
  • 3. Thread remaining canisters, with yellow and red pony beads between, on wire length. Thread last canister on wire; curl end and attach cover.
  • 4. On covered work surface, use sponge scrap to apply decoupage medium on canisters. Tear blue tissue paper into 1/2” squares. Press blue squares on canisters; apply decoupage medium on top of tissue paper. Let dry.
  • 5. Use paper punches to punch swirl and circle designs from red and yellow tissue paper. Decoupage designs onto canisters. Let dry.
  • 6. For tongue, cut small red chenille stem length. Fold chenille stem in half; glue on face. Glue eyes on face. Use black marker to outline eyes.
  • Note
  • 1. Adults, help kids when using hammer and nail.
  • Tip
  • 1. Create caterpillar noisemakers by attaching chenille stem legs and antennae!

by Pam Sicely

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