Super-Easy Noisemaker




Introduction: Super-Easy Noisemaker

Ever wanted to just make some noise? How about looking for a way to annoy your friends? This is a awesomely easy and quick way to make a cool noisemaker. The noisemaker makes a annoying, loud buzzing sound. Enjoy!

P.S. Sorry for the bad photos. My Power Shot A60 is on its last legs.

Step 1: Gather Materials

To make the noisemaker, you will need:
1 Sheet of Paper
2 pieces of Tape
1 Plastic Straw

Step 2: Cut and Prep the Straw

If your straw has a flexible joint, cut that off.
Then, squish the straw by pressing it against the table, counter, or any other surface. It will need to be pretty flat. Next, take your scissors and cut the sides off of the squished end of the straw, at a diagonal.
This piece will vibrate in your mouth, causing the buzz effect.

Step 3: Add the Amplifier

Coil the piece of paper and tape to the straw. I found it was easier to tape the coiled paper on to the straw first, and then add the piece of tape that keeps the coil coiled. Remember to leave the pointy cut edge of the straw facing out.

Step 4: USE!!!!!!

To use the noise-maker, put the pointy end of the straw in your mouth. When you blow, the air causes the two flaps to vibrate, creating the buzz!
Thanks for reading!

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    13 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    that would be known as a double reed instrument. the flaps are the reeds in this case.. it is similar to the oboe or the bagpipes. No I do not play either instrument, I play trombone (at the best musical school in Quebec). Why am I saying this? good question...


    11 years ago on Introduction

    My roommate and I are on a quest to do five i'bles before bed. This was #2. Thanks!

    Aye Pod
    Aye Pod

    11 years ago on Introduction

    could like a little kids straw work? the kind with all the bends and loops and stuff?


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    They probably would work, as long as they are flexible enough to vibrate. Sounds cool!