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23 Fun and Easy New Years Crafts for Kids

The year is coming to an end and you are still looking for something fun and educational to do as a family? The New Year is just around the corner, which means it’s time for celebrations!

If you want to make this NYE special for your kids then check out these easy crafts that will keep them busy until at least midnight, which gives you enough time to prepare for the big moment of the countdown.

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DIY New Years Noise Makers

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Kids of all ages will love making these easy to make DIY noise makers to ring in the new year with.

You only need a few simple supplies and the kids will be making music to ring in the New Year with in no time!

Fireworks Rings

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Kids love wearing sparkly jewelry and if they can make it themselves that is even better!

These fireworks rings are easy to make, and you probably have everything you need to make them right now. 

New Year’s Wishing Wand

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This New Year’s wishing wand is a fun, and easy craft for kids of all ages to make and enjoy.

Print off the coloring sheet, and pull out the craft supplies and let them get as creative as they would like.

Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Painting

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Everyone has toilet paper rolls around the house, especially if you have craft loving kids.

They will love making these sparkly fireworks paintings to celebrate the New Year.

Masquerade Masks

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These masquerade masks will keep your kids busy for a bit and give them a fun party mask to wear to your New Year’s celebration.

Print off the templates and let them get busy designing the party mask of their dreams.  

DIY New Year’s Hats

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Let your kids complete their New Year’s celebration look by making some of these DIY New Year’s hats. Simply print the template and let them decorate them however they like.

Don’t forget to get some pictures of them in all of their New Year’s finery! 

Rocking New Year Craft

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This rocking new year craft is simple, yet fun to make, and the kids can even write their resolutions on the back.

You can find everything you need for this craft activity at your local dollar store if you don’t already have them on hand. 

New Year’s Slime

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All kids love to make and play with slime and that makes this sparkly New Year’s slime the perfect craft activity for New Year’s!

If you don’t want to use glitter you could also mix in some sequins or other sparkling beads. 

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Craft 

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This personalized New Year’s Eve Ball Drop craft is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!

They can send out the old year and ring in the new year with their very own new year’s eve ball that counts down to midnight. 

Chalk Pastel Fireworks

Chalk pastel fireworks art project on black paper
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Kids will have a blast making these chalk pastel fireworks drawings, and they look really beautiful too.

You can hang them up as a decoration for your party or let them display them in their rooms. 

New Year’s Sensory Bottle 

DIY New Year's Eve Sensory Bottle
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Children of all ages love making sensory bottles and these celebratory New Year’s sensory bottles are no different.

You can also use them to encourage an overexcited child to take a moment and calm down. 

Cupcake Liner Disco Ball

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The kids can dance the night away under this cupcake liner disco ball that they can make themselves.

This disco ball is super easy to make and the cupcake liners will reflect the light just like a real disco ball would. 

New Year’s Eve Countdown Clock

New Year's Eve Activity for Kids: Paper Plate Countdown Clocks~ BuggyandBuddy.com
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Help your kids celebrate the New Year, by having them make their very own New Year’s Eve countdown clock. These clocks are easy to make, and you can even have fun activities planned for each hour as you countdown to midnight. 

DIY Paper Plate Party Animal

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These DIY paper plate party animals will make the perfect craft activity for this New Year’s Eve.

The kids can get as creative as they want with them, and they will make for some fun pictures too. 

Confetti Poppers

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These easy to make confetti poppers will let your kids celebrate the New Year with a burst of confetti. 

Have the kids decorate the outside of these confetti poppers so that even your grown up guests will want to get in on the fun. 

New Year’s Bell Craft

Ring in the New Year Bell Craft Activity for Kids
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Let the kids make a New Year’s bell that they can ring at midnight to ring in the new year.

You can use supplies that you already have on hand and let them decorate the bells for even more crafty fun. 

Sparkler Firework Craft

My children love sparkler fireworks but as a mum I find them a bit scary and worry about possible accidents and burns! Don't you? Whether you're celebrating Bonfire Night, Fourth of July, New Year or a birthday here's a fun Kid Safe Sparkler Firework Craft to add to the festivities.
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This sparkler firework craft is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages and there is no fire involved.

In addition to being fun for kids to make and play with they will also make some pretty decorations as well. 

Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies made out of paper
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The kids will love making these DIY fortune cookies to pass out to family, friends, and neighbors on New Year’s Eve.

You can have the kids make up their own fortunes to place inside of the cookies or use the pre-written ones in the link. 

Fireworks Straw Rocket 

Fireworks straw rockets-4th of July craft and toy for kids
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Your kids will love these fireworks that they can shoot off anywhere, even inside the house!

This super simple craft will keep the kids entertained for a while and you have all of the supplies that you will need at home right now!

Countdown Wristwatch

Hattifant's New Year Countdown Wristwatch Papercraft to color in 2019
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Let the kids countdown to the New Year in style with their very own countdown wristwatch.

Just print them out on cardstock and let each child personalize their own watch to wear for ringing in the new year. 

Photo Booth Props

A small bowl holding printable photo booth props for New Year's Eve with craft supplies on a table.
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Your kids will love decorating these adorable photo booth props.

Print them out on some colorful paper, and then let the kids embellish them however they like. The pictures from your party will be fantastic! 

Recycled Water Bottle Noisemakers 

Make New Years Eve Noise Makers out of recycled water bottles for the kids or the adults at your party! Easy to make! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com
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Use some of your old water bottles to let the kids make noise makers to ring the new year in with. These glittery bottles are easy to make with items that you already have at home. 

Golf Ball Fireworks Painting

Fireworks Craft - fun!
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Let the kids make their own fireworks this year with a golf ball and some paint.

This simple craft is fun for the kiddos and easy and beautiful too! 

Conclusion

I hope these New Year’s Eve crafts for kids give you some inspiration for fun things to do on NYE! More importantly, I hope they bring some new and fun memories to your family.

Happy New Year!

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