DIY Mini Noise Makers – Perfect for the Sports Fan in You

Posted on October 13, 2015 in Crafts/ DIY

mininoisetitleFootball fans! Soccer fans! All sports fans! This is a DIY project for you!

I’m the type of mom who loves going to watch my kids and their sporting teams/events and I like to show my support. I’m not the loudest, but let me tell you – everyone knows who my kids are!

I love cheering them on and making sure they hear me. I love watching my little one score and be so proud they do a little dance. I love that they can hear me cheering them on, and being so proud of them doing their best. I love it. I know so many other parents who do too. Which is why I’m sharing this with you today.

DIY Mini Noise Makers. Perfect for football games, soccer games, baseball games – pretty much any sporting event you could think of; these would be perfect to bring and show your support!



  • Plastic cups (I used 4 oz)
  • Dry beans
  • Hot glue gun
  • Electrical tape (or tape that matches your team’s colors)
  • Spray paint and ribbon in your team’s colors


Spray paint cups with your desired colors and allow them to dry completely. In the meantime, cut strips of ribbon about 8 inches long, 2 of each color for a total of 4 per shaker. Take one ribbon of each color and tie them together in the middle with a knot. When the cups are dry, pour a tablespoon or two of dry beans into a cup. Put 4 hot glue drops around the edge of one cup, then place the coordinating color on top. This will help hold the cups together while you tape them. After taping, use the hot glue again to attach the ribbons at each end, using the knot for an anchor. Now you’re ready to cheer on your favorite team!



noisemakerlastWhat do you think? Are you the cheering type or more the strong silent type when it comes to sporting events?

My kiddos aren’t in sports right now but once Spring comes back around the boys want to get back into soccer and my girls into dance, and gymnastics! Hoping the girls want to get into soccer, or something else as well as they’ve talked about it quite often! I couldn’t imagine taking these noise makers to cheer on dance or gymnastics. Although, I just may!

What is your favorite sport that you like to cheer on?


  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) October 13, 2015 at 9:11 am

    That is a cute idea! I think I need to make some for next Sunday’s Patriots game. The kids will love them,

  • Reply valmg @ Mom Knows It All October 13, 2015 at 9:18 am

    This is such a creative idea! And you could use whatever the colors of your favorite team are. How fun!

    • Reply Catherine S October 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      I agree, this is creative and fun. What a great arts and craft activity to do with my niece and nephew.

  • Reply Amanda Ripsam October 13, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Only when it comes to Hockey and I the strong cheer leading type it’s the Canadian in me. Other sports I can take it or leave it.

  • Reply Jennifer October 13, 2015 at 10:36 am

    That is such a great idea! The color makes it perfect for a Halloween party, but these could be made in team colors for football parties, too.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle October 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

    That’s a great idea. My husband walked by, and the first thing he said was, “We should do this for our next football party!”

    • Reply Meagan October 13, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Haha, I hear you! My hubby is all over this idea!

  • Reply Pam October 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

    How fun are these? I love that you can easily make them in any sport teams color.

  • Reply Jeanette October 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    What a fun project for kids! We don’t watch a lot of football in our house, but it would be fun as a little musical instrument too!

  • Reply harriet October 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    That looks like such a fun idea. I bet your kids enjoyed it.

  • Reply Catherine S October 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    This is a cute idea. I will have to make some for out tailgate party next weekend.

  • Reply Theresa October 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    That’s a cute and fun craft for sporting events! I’ll have to make some Blue and Gold for our Notre Dame viewing! I like that noise much better than hubby yelling at the tv! lol

  • Reply Kristen from The Road to Domestication October 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    What a great idea! And how cute they are! I love that you could do them in almost any color, too.

  • Reply Chelley @ A is For Adelaide October 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    These are the cutest! I am definitely the sports fan raising little fans of my own- I can’t wait to try these out!

  • Reply Sarah Bailey October 13, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    This reminds me of the sort of thing we would make way back when I was a child – such fun1 x

  • Reply Meagan October 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    My family watches a whole lot of sports! I’m sure they would love if we made these to watch the games!

    • Reply Liz Mays October 13, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      It would be great to make some noise for your team! The kids would have fun with them long after the game too.

  • Reply Liz Mays October 13, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Oh these could be a ton of fun. I love those Halloween colors! They would be great party favors!

  • Reply Betsy Segars October 13, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    These are perfect for sports games! I’m going ot make these with my nieces and nephews for the next Football game we have!

  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson October 13, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    What a clever idea! This would be fun for my daughter’s robotics team.

    • Reply Toughcookiemommy October 14, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      I would love these for my son’s basketball games too. Usually, I am the parent who is cheering the loudest.

  • Reply lisam October 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Perfect colors for Halloween and our local High School Football team! Super fun for the kids too!

  • Reply Toni | BoulderLocavore October 13, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    These are genius! I could see making these for football games with the team colors too. Great idea.

  • Reply Amber NElson October 13, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Oh this would be great for the upcoming game on Sunday!

  • Reply Shauna October 13, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Oh what a cute and easy way to make some noise makers. My Little Man is on a soccer team and these would be fun to do for the whole team. Thanks for the idea.

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld October 13, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    You are so creative and this is such a great idea. The girls will love this.

  • Reply Amy Desrosiers October 13, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I know my kids would love to make these. I on the other hand might be sorry from all the noise lol!

  • Reply Mistee Dawn October 13, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I love these, so cute! I like all kinds of sport. Especially NFL, College football and college basketball!

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia October 13, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I will have to make these for my Sons next basketball game. I love DIY projects like this. Fun to do in the schools colors.

  • Reply gingermommyrants October 13, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    These are a great way to show your support. I love how easy they are to make.

  • Reply Elizabeth Lampman October 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I love this idea. It is so important for kids to feel the excitement of the crowd. I will have to make these with my kids.

  • Reply Kristin Wheeler October 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    These look fun and easy to make. Pinning. Fun for kids to make at parties.

  • Reply Dogvills October 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    We need noisemakers for our game nights. We have to start making this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Stacey- Travel Blogger October 13, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    This is so creative! This would be great for games and pep rallies.

  • Reply Autumn @ Mamachallenge October 13, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Those look great! I will have to make some for my nephew’s football games!

  • Reply Janis @MommyBlogExpert October 13, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Very cute idea and the orange and black colors are perfect for Halloween time.

  • Reply Jody @ Mommy Moment October 13, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Those are so cute. My girls would love having these. I love that they look easy to make.

  • Reply Annie October 14, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I love cheering for my Sharks! Hockey season is back & I couldn’t be happier :)

  • Reply Amanda October 14, 2015 at 12:10 am

    These are perfect for the Royals game tomorrow! I will have to make some for the kiddos :) Thanks!

  • Reply Pam October 14, 2015 at 12:49 am

    These are really cute and would come in handy for so many sports occasions. Fun to make and fun to play with. You could make some really cute ones for New Years Eve also. Love this idea.

  • Reply Jennifer Williams October 14, 2015 at 12:50 am

    These are so cute. We are doing a homeschool music class using homemade musical instruments – I think we will use these for that class.

  • Reply Penelope October 14, 2015 at 12:55 am

    How fun! I would love to make these with my kids to share on their siblings during different events.

  • Reply Crystal October 14, 2015 at 12:57 am

    We love to cheer on our favorite teams at home as much as we do when we are at the sporting events. These will be great for both places.

  • Reply Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert October 14, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Noise makers can really add to the atmosphere when watching a sports event!

  • Reply Mykidsguide October 14, 2015 at 3:20 am

    What a cute idea. The kids love to cheer for their favorite team. We have to make this.

  • Reply Michele October 14, 2015 at 5:01 am

    These would be a lot of fun on New Years Eve as well. What a great idea.

  • Reply Eileen October 14, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Thanks for sharing this. My family and I (especially my niece) love watching college sports. Would you believe that 90% of my family all earned our degrees from the same university? That’s how strong our bond is when we watch college basketball. I’ll make one each for every member of the family who will watch the games live on Wednesday! Oh how fun!!!

  • Reply Kristi October 14, 2015 at 8:18 am

    What a fun idea… would be a neat party favor for a birthday party too. They could make them and then take em home…taking the “loud” with them lol

  • Reply Chrystal | YUM eating October 14, 2015 at 10:11 am

    What a fun craft! I’ll have to show this to kiddo and see if she wants to make some for game days.

  • Reply Raijean October 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Wow.. these are cute. I’ll have to try this for my sons birthday party. He is going to go crazy.

  • Reply Marcie W. October 14, 2015 at 11:23 am

    We are big time football fans and these noise makers would be a great way to get the kids in on the action. I am sure everyone around me would prefer I cheer with these instead of screaming my lungs off too!

  • Reply Shell October 14, 2015 at 11:42 am

    We are soccer, football, baseball, and basketball fans in our house. And we’re all pretty loud when we cheer!

  • Reply dawn October 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    what a cool dyi project. it looks really fun and super easy. I am gonna have to start doing more of these types of things.

  • Reply Shelley Zurek October 14, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Now all I have to do is find cups in my team’s colors. Looking forward to making these we have a big game on Saturday MSU versus UofM

  • Reply Ashley Gill October 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I would say I am right in the middle when it comes to noise as a sporing event. I like to be loud but usually by clapping. These are a really cute idea!

  • Reply Toughcookiemommy October 14, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    These noise makers are so creative. I love their bright colors and artsy design.

  • Reply Rosey October 15, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Yep, these would definitely be fun for the kids. I would use them too. ;)

  • Reply maria s. October 16, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    My nieces love anything that makes noise and they are going to love these. I can’t wait to make them with the girls this weekend.

  • Reply Debbie Denny October 17, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Oh my goodness. That is a fantastic idea for sports fans. Just an adorable way to support.

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