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Kid-Made Doorbells

Deck the doorknobs with jolly kid-made bells. It's a great activity for days when it's too wet or chilly to play outside and -- between your craft bin and the refrigerator -- you probably have all the supplies on hand: an egg carton, paint, glitter, glue, and yarn.




  • Scissors
  • Egg carton
  • Acrylic poster paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Embroidery needle
  • Yarn
  • Jingle bells


  1. Step 1

    Cut the cone-shape pieces that separate the eggs out of a cardboard carton (one egg carton will produce five bells).

  2. Step 2

    Paint each divider, using acrylic or poster paint. Let dry; apply glue along the edge of the divider, all over the outside, or wherever you like, and sprinkle with glitter.

  3. Step 3

    Thread an embroidery needle with yarn, poke a hole through a bell's crown, and pull yarn through partway. For a clapper, slip a jingle bell onto the end of the yarn; tie a knot above the jingle bell. Tie several bells around a doorknob, staggering the lengths of the yarn.

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 20 2005



Reviews (5)

  • BellaNyssa 19 Jul, 2011


  • perelin 10 Jul, 2010


  • mrsctoo 12 Mar, 2009

    Great fun craft. My 4 year old and I made these bells for Valentine's Day - we just added some cardboard hearts painted with red glitter paint above the bells. For a short cut, we used glitter paint instead of painting then gluing. We think they look great!

  • nuur 21 Mar, 2008

    look great and cute. My children can't wait to start the project.

  • lianashuhada 21 Nov, 2007

    cute, great, n fun