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10+ awesome New Year’s Eve crafts and activities for kids – the entire family is going to want to join in on the fun! Coloring party hats, a printable word search, DIY party poppers, confetti launchers, glitter wands, and more! SO much fun! 

20+ new years eve activities for kids , crafts, games printables and more

New Year’s Eve is a special time to reflect upon the past year and to celebrate all of the amazing goals and dreams that you have for the upcoming year. For us, New Year’s Eve is always family time, filled with sparkling cider, party poppers, and LOTS of fun crafts and activities to keep us busy all night long! It’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my family, and I love spending this time sharing our favorite memories and planning our new year together.

To keep the countdown ’til midnight exciting, I’ve put together a list of 10+ fun New Year’s Eve activities to keep the kids busy and entertained (and I’m sure that the adults will want to join in on the fun, too!)

10+ New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

Printable New Years Eve Coloring Hats for Kids

Decorate and color your own printable New Year’s Eve party hats and ring in the new year in style!

new years eve printable bingo game

This Printable New Year’s Eve Bingo game is fun for all ages and a great way to pass the time until midnight (or bedtime!)!

Kids Craft - DIY Confetti Launchers for New Years Eve

Dig into your recycle bin to create these fun and easy DIY confetti poppers that are sure to be a HUGE hit with the kids! Get the how-to details here!

Do It Yourself Snack Mix Party Station

Snack break! Let the kids choose from healthy treat options to create their own customized mix at your do-it-yourself snack bar

NYE Kids Activity - DIY Snack Mix Station with Horizon Organic Snacks

Everyone gets to create their own personalized mix according to their preferences, so everyone’s a happy snacker! To add even more creativity into the mix, let the kids decorate their snack bags with markers, stickers and more!

Kids Craft - Sparkly New Years Sun Catcher

Make a glittery New Year’s Eve sun catcher by sandwiching colored paper, confetti, glitter, etc. between two sheets of clear contact paper.

Paper Plate Shaker Noisemakers for New Years Eve - Kids Craft

Paper Plate Shakers make great New Year’s Eve noisemakers! Simply glue two small plates together around the edges – fill with rice or dried beans and insert a craft stick while you’re gluing everything together. When the glue is dry, decorate the noisemakers with stickers, rhinestones, sequins, confetti, etc.

A New Years Word Search on a Pink Background With Large Confetti Peices

This New Year’s Eve Word Search is tons of fun for all ages! Get the printable New Year Word Search here!

DIY Party Crackers

Make DIY Party Crackers with Moms and Munchkins. These party crackers are great for younger children!

new years party crackers with confetti and small toys

If you have older kids, give our Party Crackers That Really POP! a try and celebrate New Year’s Eve with a literal bang!

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Pick up some glow necklaces or glow bracelets and create a fun Glow Stick Ring Toss game!

Wishing Wand craft for new years eve

Make an adorable Wishing Wand with One Artsy Mama and write down all of your wishes and dreams for the new year.

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A Signature of the Name \"Heidi\" Next to a Heart

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    1. You can tie a string or piece of elastic to the hats (to go under the chin) or pin them to hair with bobby pins! 🙂

  1. Thanks for this useful article – activities listed can be used not only for New Year’s Eve but also to other family activity or event. And it does not only keeping kids busy but also cultivates creativity among them as well.