Raise a rousing New Year's ruckus with these big-grinned gleeful rattlers.
Draw giggling faces onto the undersides of two sturdy cardboard plates. Add yarn hair, if desired.
Place the plates together (topsides) so that the rims line up and there is a pocket of space between them. Punch holes along the rims. Then lace a long piece of yarn in and out of the holes, remembering to slip the beans into the pocket before tying the two plates completely shut.
Tape the noisemaker to the end of a dowel or broom handle and give it a good shake.