New Year Horns
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
Using shiny decorative wrapping paper, you can make these snazzy horns to chime in the New Year!
What you'll need:
- Shiny gift wrap paper
- Poster board
- Glue stick
- Plastic party horns with foil streamers
- Gift wrap ribbon (optional)
How to make it:
- Trace pattern onto poster board and cut out. Place poster board pattern onto the wrong side of the wrapping paper, trace and cut out, leaving a 1/2-inch border all the way around. (See photo.)
- Attach the poster board to the wrong side of the paper with glue stick. Use glue stick to attach the overlapping border onto the poster board by folding all the edges. (See photo.)
- Carefully separate the foil streamer from the plastic party horn. Set foil aside. (See photo.)
- Roll the wrapping paper-covered poster board into a cone shape and use tape to secure. Insert the plastic horn into the cone (if needed, use a pencil to push it into the end of the cone). Secure the horn end into the cone with tape. (See photo.)
- Trim off any excess tape from the foil streamer. Create a clean bottom edge by folding over the bottom edge a few times and tape together. (See photo.)
- Now wrap the newly shortened streamer to the small end of the cone, leaving the white horn tip exposed. Secure with tape. (See photo.)
- If you like, instead of using the foil streamer from the horn, you can use a premade gift bow or curling ribbon. Wrap around the end of the horn and secure with tape. (See photo.)
- Shipping tape works better that regular tape if you have it available.
- These horns can also be made from construction paper but will not be as sturdy.