Make a pair of paper plates into fun and noisy cymbals.
Prepare a pair of paper plates of the same size. We used 8.5" ones but slightly larger or smaller plates would work as well.
Using the tip of a pencil, carefully punch a pair of holes at the center of each plate. The distance between the holes should be about 3 inches or approximately as wide as the palm of your hand.
Paint both sides of the paper plates with gold poster paint or acrylic paint.
To make your cymbals' straps, prepare a pair of gold pipe cleaners or cut a pair of 10-inch long gold ribbon strips.
Position a cymbal bottom side up. Insert the ends of a strap into the pair of holes.
Tie the ends of the ribbon or pipe cleaner on the flip side of the paper plate.
Try holding the cymbal through the strap. Adjust the length of the strap for a comfortable fit.
Repeat Steps 5 to 7 for the second cymbal.
Flip the cymbals so that each plate's front side is facing up. Use a glue gun to attach small coins or metal washers all around the edges of each plate.
Once the glue dries, try banging the cymbals together to make some noise. Now and then some coins may fall off but that's okay. You can always glue them back later. Enjoy!