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18 New Year’s Crafts for Kids (The Perfect Way to Ring in the New Year)

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New Year’s Eve is coming up soon. If you’re planning a party (and you have kids), you need something to keep them happy and excited through the evening. How about a few of these New Year’s Eve crafts for kids?

Kids can make their own noisemakers, construct a countdown clock, and even make sparkly slime. The hours will fly by quickly with these engaging crafts and activities. Entertain your little ones with cute crafts so they can celebrate with the whole family this New Year’s Eve.

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New Year’s Eve Crafts for Kids

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a burst of creativity! Whether you’re celebrating at home, hosting a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve party, or simply looking for engaging activities to welcome the upcoming year, we’ve got you covered.

From festive decorations to adorable keepsakes, these crafts are designed to make the countdown to midnight a memorable and colorful experience for your little ones. Let the crafting begin, and let the New Year festivities commence with these delightful and easy-to-make projects that will keep the whole family excited and entertained!

Enjoy these 18 creative New Year’s Eve crafts for kids!

1. Wishing Wand

With just popsicle sticks, colored paper, and some glue, your mini crafters will have a blast making this adorable Wishing Wand.

It’s the perfect craft to celebrate the upcoming new year and allow your kiddos to make their wish when the clock strikes midnight!

star shaped wishing wand for kids

by Life Over C’s

2. Fireworks Ring Craft

Need a last-minute New Year’s craft idea? These sparkly rings made with red and silver tinsel stems will dazzle your little ones. These sparkly rings are a fun craft for little ones, thanks to the easy step-by-step instructions in the link below.

kid's hand wearing red and silver fireworks rings

by Fantastic Fun and Learning

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3. Countdown Paper Plate Craft

With easy steps and a couple of simple-to-find craft supplies like glitter and glue, this handmade New Year’sYear’s countdown paper plate craft is a perfect no-fuss project to make with your little crafters!

white and confetti paper plate countdown craft

by Natural Beach Living

4. Rice Shaker Craft

Grab a TPR, construction paper, a bit of rice, and some glitter glue, and invite your child to explore their creativity! After a few simple steps, you’ll have a New Year’s Eve shaker perfect for ringing in the new year.

rice shaker to celebrate new years eve in blue and red, with a white backdrop

by Easy Peasy and Fun

5. Rocking New Year Paper Plate Craft

This sparkly golden rocking craft makes a wonderful celebration-themed craft that toddlers and preschoolers will love. Kids will love folding the paper plate to create their rocking craft and gluing all that glitter!

On top of being a fun activity, this craft project is also an amazing way for kids to build their dexterity and hand-eye coordination skills.

golden rocking paper plate craft

by Kids’ Craft Room

6. Paper Plate Countdown Clock

This is a creative countdown clock craft idea that even adults can have fun making themselves. You only need paper plates, markers, and some sparkly tinsel to make these cute little paper plate clocks!

countdown clock made with paper plate and colorful details

By Buggy and Buddy

7. Paper Plate Noisemaker

Let everyone know that the party has begun by making these one-of-a-kind noisemakers! Kids can give their own personal touch to this noisemaker by decorating it with crayons, glitter glue sticks, stickers, markers, or anything their heart desires.

noisemaker made with green paper plate and colorful tinsel

by Crafts by Amanda

chore chart for kids printable

8. New Year’s Eve Toddler Bubble Wands

These Bubble Wands are sure to delight your little ones! Blowing bubbles is a gentler way to celebrate the new year but in no way less fun.

These instructions will show you how to make your own star-shaped wand to blow bubbles with just a few simple materials!

Make your own homemade bubbles here!

blowing bubble star shaped wand in a white backdrop

by Red Ted Art

9. NYE Balloon Clock

Bring some glitz and glam to your New Year festivities with this easy balloon clock craft that comes together with just a couple of materials. It’s a unique and gorgeous craft that children will love creating. Also, it adds a gorgeous touch to any New Year’s party decor!

fun clock made with golden balloon and black numbers

by The Suburban Mom

10. New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall

From kiddos to adults, this wishing wall activity will make everyone smile! This fun activity is a budget-friendly option that your whole family can enjoy.

Everyone can gather around and write their wishes for the new year and display them on this wishing wall. Such a cute family project.

wishing wall craft featuring multicolored squares

by Buggy and Buddy

11. Party Crackers

These sparkly party crackers will give your kids an out-of-this-world time! Learn how to make these adorable party crackers in this post, and get ready for a fun and crafty afternoon with your little ones.

black and white dotted wrapped nye party crackers

by Happiness is Homemade

12. Fireworks Wand

Channel those festive vibes with some shiny and twinkling fireworks wands. Make these fun silver and gold wands with your kids, and they’ll have a blast. The steps are easy and don’t require much supervision, which makes it perfect for kids of all ages.

firework wand craft in white background

by Fantastic Fun and Learning

13. New Year’s Eve Party Popper Card Craft

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, this adorable party the popper craft will steal the show. The whole crafting process is so much fun and ideal for little ones to work on their fine motor skills.

yellow and blue paper popper card craft

by Kids’ Craft Room

14. Paper Fortune Cookies

If your little ones love making crafts with paper scrapes, these fortune cookies are a must! Perfect for sparking up your kids’ excitement about the new year, these endearing fortune cookies are an easy and inexpensive option to make last minute.

fortune cookies made with colorful paper with a white and green striped bacground

By Messy Little Monster

15. New Year’s Eve Slime

What could be better than some squashy slime? Some festive-themed squashy slime, of course! Pop on over to this post and check out this amazingly simple tutorial on how to make this New Year’s Eve glittery slime.

glittery slime craft for celebration of new year's evem

By Natural Beach Living

16. Noisemaker Craft with Popsicle Sticks

Time to make some jingling noise! This brilliantly simple craft project involves just a few supplies and makes for one shiny party noisemaker! Putting these noisemakers together isn’t just a fun craft; it will also hone your kids’ fine motor skills. A total win-win!

gold and silver noisemaker with popsicle stick in a child's hand

By Life Over C’s

17. Celebration Playdough

Make this New Year’s Eve extra special by whipping up this celebration-themed homemade playdough full of confetti. The recipe is super easy to follow, and your little ones will have tons of fun while engaging their manual dexterity.

star shaped playdough craft for new year's celebration for kids

By Buggy and Buddy

18. New Year’s Paper Plate Noisemakers

This Noisemaker craft is ideal for little ones to have tons of fun when the ball drops and celebrate the beginning of the new year. You’ll little ones will love the sound of the dried beans and the festive colors of this craft.

To top it off, this is a frugal-friendly craft. You probably have all the materials needed somewhere in your house!

noisemaker made with paper plate with golden ribbon and red details on a marbled background

By Childhood 101

New Year’s Crafts for Kids- Final Thoughts

As we bid farewell to the old year and eagerly anticipate the arrival of the new, what better way to celebrate than by engaging in festive crafting with our little ones? These New Year’s Eve crafts for kids are not only a creative outlet but also a wonderful opportunity to bond with family and create lasting memories.

From dazzling decorations to whimsical party favors, each craft is designed to bring joy and excitement to your New Year’s festivities. So, gather your crafting supplies, embrace the spirit of celebration, and let the countdown to a year filled with creativity, laughter, and family fun begin!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year filled with love, joy, and endless possibilities.

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