DIY Crafts

K-Cup Noise Makers!

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I am back with another used K-cup project! I told you I was going to find more ways to use these used K-cups and here is one more! With New Year's Eve happening in my house tomorrow night, with kids, I had to come up with a fun noise maker that wouldn't drive me crazy! So here are my K-cup Noise Makers!
I had to come up with a fun noise maker that wouldn't drive me crazy! So here are my K-cup Noise Makers!

Used K-Cup Noise Makers!

These are really simple to put together, make a great noise (that isn't too loud or annoying) and are easy for the kids to carry around.

supplies for used k-cup noise makers

  • 2 empty K-Cups per noise maker
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • a few beads
  • paint in your desired colors
  • glue

The assembly is pretty easy!

used k-cup
Insert the pipe cleaner into the pre-made hole in the used k-cup so that about 1/2 an inch is inside and fold it over. Add your beads into the bottom of the k-cup and then, put glue along the rim of the k-cup. Place the other k-cup on top so that they match up and hold them together for a minute or so. After that, set it down, pipe cleaner side up and put a little dab of glue where the pipe cleaner enters the k-cup. Let this dry for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Then, insert the other end of the pipe cleaner into the other hole and secure it with a dab of glue.

used k-cups
Once they are assembled, they need some decoration! Let your little artist go crazy! It is for New Year's, after all!

used k-cup
Once they are completely decorated and dry, give it a shake and see what you think!

used k-cup

I had to come up with a fun noise maker that wouldn't drive me crazy! So here are my K-cup Noise Makers!
Looking for more used K-Cup Crafts? Look here!

How are you celebrating the New Year?



  1. You, my friend, are seriously a genius and you better believe I am going to try this now. Thanks 😉

    1. You are too nice to me! This really is a simple and fun activity for New Year’s! 😉

  2. What a great idea! We definitely go through enough coffee to make a few of these for New Year’s 🙂

    1. Me too, lol. I could make more than I’d like to admit!

  3. These are awesome! Too bad I don’t have any K-cups but I do have Dixie cups.

    1. Dixie cups will work too!

    1. That is not crazy at all! I bet they would love them!

  4. Brilliant! Love this! I just did a NEW YEARS POST – I’m linking to this now!

  5. Top 5 Things To Do on New Years Eve With Kids says:

    […] from Fun & Fantastic Learning! We are going to make these fireworks rings and maybe some homemade noisemakers! In the Playroom also has a cute countdown clock – I say party during the day and wipe […]

    1. Right?! Gotta pay for the coffee somehow, lol!

  6. Totally fun! My kids love noisemakers. And I’ve done something similar with dixie cups but found them to be a bit flimsy in Des’ strong hands.
    I like this idea better.

    1. They do hold together pretty well!

  7. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    This is a lovely little craft to do with the little ones. I know my boy would love making noise with these!

    1. My kids absolutely loved them!

  8. Rebecca Swenor says:

    This is an awesome idea for noise makers to bring in the New Year. It is a great project for the kids and great way to recycle also. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It’s a great reuse project!

  9. Happy New Year to you and your family! Looks like you have found a way to create some awesome noisemakers for the kids- will they last until 12? I don’t think I even will this year!

    1. My kids totally made it! I was surprised and not, at the same time!

  10. This is a great idea for an indoor noisemaker. The kids have a great time and you reuse those k-cups!

    1. Exactly! Purposeful fun!

  11. Robin (Massrhole Mommy) says:

    That is a brilliant idea and way to upcycle! My boys would absolutely LOVE these! I better go have some coffee so I can make some for them.

    1. That’s the best part! It starts with a couple cups of coffee, lol!

  12. This is such a great idea and puts those k cups to good use! I definitely plan on trying this. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I hope you have fun with it! I loved doing it with my kids!

  13. What a fun little project. It’s a great way to reuse and then recycle, as well!

    1. It was so much fun to do and I love being able to use some of those old k-cups!

  14. What a fun idea! My kids would love this. I just need go get my hands on some k cups. This can be a fun crafts for us to do before back to school!

    1. Little dixie cups would work too!

  15. I love these! I know I use a lot of k-cups and its such an easy project to do with the kids in anticipation for New Year’s.

    1. It’s really a fun project for any celebration!

  16. Genius! Seriously. We used to run up and down the street banging pots and pans as a kid. I was planning on letting the kids do this in the front yard if they miraculously managed to stay up til midnight tonight. My neighbors would kill us though so now I think I might find a way to make their own noisemakers. Thank you so much for the idea!

    1. Pots and pans are amazing noise makers too! These are a little quieter!

  17. Omg!

    We seriously go through so many k-cups!!! Really need to make these 😉

    1. They absolutely loved it!

    1. They are a great project for anytime!

  18. What cute noisemakers for the kids! They’re perfect for ringing in the new year!

    1. They worked out beautifully!

  19. The cup noise maker would be a great way to squeeze a kids creative juices. They’ll surely have fun designing it as well.

    1. It was creative and fun!

  20. This is absolutely fantastic but i can better you after 2 weeks non-stop of this with my insomnia i would be ready to declare it noisy lol. Thanks for this neat DIY

    1. These aren’t that loud, but two weeks would be crazy!

  21. Michelle Hwee says:

    How cute!! I love this idea 🙂 It really is a great DIY and recycle tactic. I would love to do this with the kids, it would have been great for New Years parties!

    1. It’s great for any party or celebration really!

  22. Upcycling! My little ones would love to make these – a perfect weekend craft!

    1. They are so much fun to make!

  23. Happy New Year to you and your family. That is a great way to repurpose those K Cups! Great craft for the kids.

  24. Super cute idea! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. We love partying with you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  25. Amby Felix says:

    oh my goodness this is an ADORABLE idea! I would have loved to have known this!!! Now I’m inspired to find other ways to use these little K-cups!!!! Thank you.

  26. How adorable are these. I love making fun projects with recyclables. I don’t have a Keurig, but what a cute idea. 🙂

  27. Love these noise makers you shared at Fabulous Friday, Your New Years must have been so much fun.
    thanks, stop by this Friday for another party

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