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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 20 2005


  • Scissors

  • Egg carton

  • Acrylic poster paint

  • Glue

  • Glitter

  • Embroidery needle

  • Yarn

  • Jingle bells


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

  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. 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.

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