Our New Year’s Eve Countdown planning continues. If you love New Year’s Eve but need a set of fun but EASY New Year’s Eve activities for kids.. keep reading. Today we have some Printable DIY Party Hats for New Year’s Eve – both a 2018 Party Hat Printable and a more generic New Year’s Eve Party Hat Printable.. so you can use these printables in this year, as well as in years to come. The DIY Party Hats are quick and easy to make and sport a cheeky and fun DIY Pom Pom too (we have a number of great Pom Pom making methods for you to check out) and they are a great addition to our Countdown Clock Printable shared earlier in the week. They would also look great combined with our New Year’s Eve Photo props.
Find out more about our great set of New Year’s Eve Countdown Activities for Kids! Hour by hour we provide with simple and new ideas….
These go super duper well with Hattifant’s New Year’s Eve Crowns!
We have some decorate and colour your own party hats for both “HAPPY NEW YEAR” and “Happy 2018″… as well as some super cute:
… print and assemble Party Hats with a gorgeous star and watercolour motif – again for both “HAPPY NEW YEAR” and “Happy 2018”.
New Year’s Eve Party Hat Printables – Materials
Your New Year’s Eve Party Hat Printables – you have a choice of:
- Decorate your own party hat – Happy New Year
- Decorate your own party hat – 2018
- Cut and assemble your party hat – Happy New Year (in Blue, Yellow and Rose)
- Cut and assemble your party hat – 2018 (in Blue, Yellow and Rose)
I like to print my hats on light cardstock to give it a bit more structure.
In addition you will need:
- Wool for pom pom (you can use lametta too and make tassles)
- Some elastic of fitting it around you head
DIY New Year’s Eve Party Hats
Making your pom poms
I would start by making your Pom Poms! Be sure to leave a nice long piece of wool attached to your pom pom as we will use that to secure it your Party Hat later.
We have two favourite Pom Pom making techniques:
- The Cardboard Pom Pom maker
- Or the Fork Pom Pom Maker
- Actually – we do REALLY love our Clover Pom Pom maker too…
You can always make the pom poms “ahead of time” and let your kids colour and assemble on the day!
Today, I share you the finger pom pom making technique – I love the look of these “scraggily pom poms” for the New Year’s Eve Party hats:
Begin by placing a strand (15-20cm) of wool between your ring finger and your middle finger – you will need this to tie the pom pom off later.
Wrap LOTS of wool around your four fingers.. it ends up bunching up your fingers a little…
Then take the “loose” strand and tie it all together and slide off your fingers:
I find it easier to make the final know once it is off my hand.
Cut open the loops with your siccors.
You can then trim the pom pom a little.. be sure to LEAVE the tying strands as you will need these again in a moment…
Making your DIY Party Hat for New Year’s Eve
Begin by decorating your hats – use pens, pencils, crayons, watercolours, stickers, sequence.. whatever you fancy!!! We used highlighter pens!
Let dry fully.
Add a little tape to one side of the had. Twist the cone and secure on the other side. You can also glue this bit instead of tape it.
You should now have a cone!!
Thread your Pom Pom threads through the top of your hat (if need be, you can snip a little of the hat off and make the opening bigger.
Pull on the string to make it nice and tight and tape in place.
Finally tape some elastic to the sides of your hat for wearing..
Done!! That was easy, wasn’t it?
Fancy a slightly different party hat? Why not give these fabulous Party Crown Printables from Hattifant a go?
Party Crown by Hattifant
This is part of our great New Year’s Eve Countdown for Kids – check out our hourly activity plan that we have put together to make New Year’s Eve extra fun and stress free:
Over 12 activity ideas, with a choice of printables for almost each activity!
More Fabulous New Year’s Eve Printables here:
Countdown Wrist Watches to colour as you go
Use the time to write some printable Thank You Cards