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30 New Year’s Eve Crafts & Activities for Kids

| November 1, 2012 | 13 Comments

Hooray, ’tis the season to be Jolly.. so many wonderful celebrations in Autumn/ Winter from Thanks Giving, to Halloween, to Christmas and the ending in News Year Eve! These are all occasions that are wonderful for establishing family traditions and getting crafty with and for family or kids – find ideas for Halloween, Pumpkin Decorating and Christmas crafts on Red Ted Art. But now on to the task at hand: New Year’s Eve Crafts! YAY! I also have a set of New Year’s Eve Traditions from around the world for you, do go and have a peak, a new one posted every day.

New Year’s Eve Games & Activities

Countdown Balloons

I HAVE to start with this post from Pioneer Party & Gift, as it has no less than 14 kids New Year’s Eve party games. Definitely one to keep the kids busy with.

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Countdown Bags

Similarly, here is  a set of activities and ideas from SWeet Blessings. Not only did she have 12 different activities and goodies planned out, but she invented her own riddle for each one, so the kids would have to figure out what the treat or activity is first. Brilliant.

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new years eveWishing Tree

I am not much of one for “New Year’s Resolutions” – they usually just end up making people feel bad. But I do LOVE the idea of a wishing try.. how wonderful to wish for things in the New Year, it kind of makes it all sparkly and magical. No Time For Flashcards comes up trumps with this activity.

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New Year’s Eve Crafts: Decorating Ideas

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Circle Streamers

Martha Stewart has these oh so stylish shimmer streamers that have something very New Year’s Eve Craft about them. Maybe the represent the bubbles in your bubbly or the sparks of fire works or the stars in the New Year’s Eve sky, but to me they have New Year’s Eve all over it!

 

Tinsel Banner

Another Martha Stewart idea (whilst we are there already!) for New Year’s Eve decorating crafts is this simple Tinsel Banner. A great way to use anything up from Christmas crafts or school plays and sure to get you into that New Year’s Eve mood!

 

Happy New Year Garland

Or check out this colourful Garland from Craft Kaboose.  An opportunity to use up lots of colourful bits and pieces and make this New Year’s Eve Craft really bright and jolly!

 

 

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Noise Makers

new years noise makersRaisin Shakers

I love these little Raising Box shakers that Craft Ideas for Kids came up with. The little bell in particularly makes me happy!

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noise makerPaper Bowl Noise Maker

Yes, this one time of the year when we encourage our kids to GET NOISE! Love this simple paper bowl and bead noise maker from Education.

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new years eveSpool Rattles

Another cute and upcycled idea are these noisemakers made from old ribbon spools. Family Fun shares their how to.

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new years evePaper Blowers

Martha Stewart shows us how to make these BEAUTIFUL paper blowers… never really thought about the fact that we could make these ourselves! Wonderful.

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new years eve noisemakerButton Noisemaker

Another cute idea from Martha Stewart is this button noisemaker… and it looks like it isn’t *too* noise. Yay.

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noise makersBell Bracelet

Super simple, super cute. My two would LOVE this idea from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman!

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New Year’s Eve Cras: Firework Art & Crafts

new year's eveFirework Craft

Here a simple and cute craft. Glitter fireworks from The Ramblings of A Crazy Woman. Sometimes keeping things easy and simple is best and is a lovely way to sit down and still do a “topical” craft with your kids!

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new years eveFirework Town

How pretty is this Firework Town (originally made for the UK Bonfire Night, but just as appropriate for New Year’s Eve, surely?!).  A team effort from Patches of Puddles. Love it.

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Spin Art Fireworks

Or rather sweet is this spin art fireworks from The Imagination Tree. Always a great activity for the younger children amongst us and certainly no big bangs to frighten them!

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Fireworks in a Glass

Can’t have real fireworks? Fear not, this New Year’s Eve science craft will have your kids oohing and aahing: Fireworks in a Glass from Science Sparks.

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New Year’s Eve Crats: Count Down

new years craftCount Down Clock

A fun little craft helping focus on the “big count down” and whlist you are it, you can sneak a little “how to read clock teaching”. Craft Kaboose shares this craft.

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new years eve activitiesCount Down Confetti

Mmmh, yes confetti is messy, but SOOOO pretty and fun! Love Carolyns Homework idea of making your own confetti and decorating matchbox. Wonderful.

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confetti balloons new years eveConfetti Balloons

Sun Hats and Wellieboots (a gorgeous blog by the way, do check it out if you don’t know it already) has wonderful Confetti Balloons to pop as the clock strikes 12. Great fun to make and build up that excitement to the New Year!

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new years eveConfetti Wands

Or if you don’t fancy the balloons (and the bangs that go with them), how about some adorably fun and sparkly confetti wands? How Pip Squeak would ADORE these. Shared by Education.com.

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new years eve activitiesConfetti Eggs

I have loved these confetti eggs from Playing By The Book for a long time now. She actually made them as a traditional craft for Easter Sunday, but would also be a perfect fit for any confetti crafts and activities this New Year’s Eve. Take a look and have fun!

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Marzipan Pigs for New Year'sMarzipan Pigs

Cute little Marzipan Pigs are part of New Year’s Day traditions – hand them to neighbours and friends for good luck. “Making” these is a great activity for that loooong wait on New Year’s Eve.

 

 

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Party Hats

new years craftsPipecleaner Tiara

And another cute idea, use pipe cleaners to make adorable little tiaras. Wonderful for any New Year’s Eve (or Princess) party. How to on WhiMSy Love.

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new years eveFelt Party Hats

These are so cute and fun. Love the bright colourful felt used and the funny faces. Check out the “howto” by Sunny Coast Kids!

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new years evePaper Plate Party Hat

Love this selection of paper plat party hats that you can find over Alphamom. Though none of them are specifically for New Year’s Eve hats, I do think they are a great idea – and the star one definitely would work. Add a cheeky “year date” and you are done.

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new years hat craftMore Hats

I also thought that these party hats were cute – I know my kids would love the idea of “havinf a basic hat” and then being allowed to decorate it to their heart’s content. These are from Spoonful.

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easy New Years hatsAnd even MORE Hats (super easy ones)

More hats from the wonderful Domestic Goddesque! Complete with funky “specs”.

 

 

 

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Masquerade

new year's masqueradeFlowers & Feathers

Craft Jr shares a template and instructions of how to make this wonderfully colourful masquerade mask. Fabulous.

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new years evePaper Plate Mask

Would you have guessed that this mask was based on a paper plate? I didn’t! Parents Connect share this lovely idea.

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new yearsBook Pages Mask

Or how about these stylish “book pages” mask from Mark Montano?

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new years funMore Fun Spec

Or how about these? I think they are brilliant! A wonderful craft from Bloesem Kids.

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New Year’s Eve Crafts: Memories & Blessings

new years eveTime Capsule

Spotted on Kelli Crowe‘s blog, we made a time capsule last New Year’s Eve – a lovely way to discuss the year gone by and add a precious family photo or two!

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new years eveBlessings Jar

A similar activity 0- but really something to focus on throughout the year is this wonderful ideas from I Can Teach My Child. You have to read the whole post for it’s full impact, but it is a wonderful way to recognise the wonderful and good things in your lives.

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Oh and here.. are some reasons why I do NOT do New Year’s Resolutions!!!

New Years Eve Photo Idea

UPDATE: and new this year.. great fun New Year’s Eve photo props too!

Looking for MORE? Really? Well, I have 10 New Year’s Eve Traditions from around the world for you + these New Year’s Eve Activities and Videos

New Year's Eve Traditions from around the wrold New Years Eve Ideas


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  1. loads of great ideas (although I cant quite think about doing any of them so early!)

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes yes.. I know.. they are just “food for thought” for you to tuck away until later!

  3. Lovely round up Maggy, and thanks for featuring our firework.

    Emma
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  4. Red Ted Art says:

    My pleasure Emma!

  5. Isil says:

    Thanks for the great round up.I love the confetti egg idea :)

  6. Zoe says:

    Thanks for including me in this round up. New Year’s Eve is a massive thing in the Netherlands – fireworks galore and lots of mischief too. Perhaps the biggest celebration of the year (apart from Queen’s Day).

    • Red Ted Art says:

      My pleasure and ooh I like the sound of mischief! I didn’t know it was bigger than any of the other celebrations. Wow!

  7. Sian says:

    the blessing jar is a lovely idea : )
    lovely round up as always!

  8. iGameMom says:

    great list. Love the raisin shaker

  9. All the confetti ones are so pretty and I know Miss E will adore them, thanks Maggy. Mich x

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