Help your child recycle empty ribbon spools into colorful noisemakers for New Year's Eve.
For each one, first see if the holes in the sides of your ribbon spool are covered by the ribbon's labels. If so, use a pencil to poke through the label over 1 of the holes; if not, cover 1 hole with masking tape.
Next, pour a handful of dried peas or beans into the spool through the open hole, then seal the hole with tape.
Coat the shaker with acrylic paint, let it dry, then decorate it with colorful stickers.