20+ New Year’s Crafts for Kids

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with these fun New Year’s Crafts for Kids! 20+ festive New Year’s Eve crafts the whole family will enjoy!

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More than ever, many of us are ready to put the old year behind us and welcome the new one (cheers to a collectively better year in 2022!)! To make your New Year’s Eve fun and festive with your family and friends, we’ve rounded up some easy New Year’s crafts for kids that the whole family will enjoy making together!

Making New Year’s Eve crafts with the kids is a great way to celebrate endings and new beginnings, and it’s a fun way to pass the time while you wait for the clock to strike midnight! Everyone is sure to have a great time with all of these New Year’s Eve activities!


Fun New Year’s Crafts for Kids of All Ages

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New Year’s Eve Party Crackers

New Year’s Eve “Christmas” Crackers from Happiness is Homemade: The kids will have a blast helping you make these fun-filled party crackers! These crackers-with-a-POP are a great craft for older kids to create, or you can make our simple New Year’s Eve Party Crackers version with younger kids!

Fill them with confetti, small prizes, and a New Year’s fortune, wrap them up, and you’re all set for a poppin’ good time when the clock strikes midnight!

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DIY Confetti Poppers

DIY Confetti Poppers from Happiness is Homemade: These confetti poppers are so much fun to make, and they’re even more fun to launch! They’re one of our favorite craft ideas for New Year’s Eve! For an eco-friendly option, swap out the metallic confetti for tissue paper or popped popcorn.

new years eve city fireworks paper project for kids

3D New Year’s Eve City Scene

3D New Year’s Eve Craft for Kids from I Heart Crafty Things: How amazing is this 3D city with colorful fireworks overhead? This is such a unique craft for New Year’s Eve (and it would be pretty cool for the 4th of July also!). We love any excuse to make and watch fireworks!

happy new year party hats

Printable Coloring New Year’s Eve Party Hats

Printable Coloring New Years Eve Party Hats from Happiness is Homemade: Making a New Year’s party hat is so much fun! This easy printable craft makes it simple for everyone to make their own party hats. Simply print, color, cut, and tape together!

happy new years eve wand craft for kids

New Year’s Eve Wand

New Year’s Eve Wand Craft from Projects with Kids: Magic wands are a fun addition to any New Year’s celebration! They look magical, remind you of the hope of starting another year, and are great fun as noise makers, too—what a terrific way to use up some of those jingle bells you bought for Christmas!

new years eve wreath with year date in stars

New Year’s Wreath

New Year’s Wreath Craft for Kids from Made with Happy: This fun paper plate wreath is an easy New Year’s idea that the whole family will have fun making!

new years gold glittery noisemakers made from water bottles

New Year’s Noisemakers

New Year’s Noisemakers from Upcycled Bottles from Life Over C’s: It’s time to make some noise! The end of the year is here, a new year is on its way, and we couldn’t be more excited! Share that excitement with the whole family with these frugal and fun DIY noisemakers made from recycled plastic water bottles. The bells and pony beads make a pleasant noise, while the glitter, paint, and ribbon make them look a little fancy for the occasion!

nye party blowers with funny mustaches and lips

New Year’s Eve Party Blowers

New Year’s Eve Party Blowers from Messy Little Monster: Make any party blowers even more special with these printable NYE party masks. They’re not year-specific, so you’ll be able to use this printable next year, too!

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New Year’s Eve Sensory Bin

New Year’s Eve Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime: Let your toddlers and preschoolers explore all the wonderful, colorful materials in this sensory bin. Fill it with numbers to count down the hours, sparkly pom poms to add a little pizzazz and softness, and lots of colorful rice. What a fun activity for little hands!

2019 rocks made from paper plate

Rocking New Year’s Paper Plate Craft

Rocking New Year’s Paper Plate Craft from Kids Craft Room: This rocking paper plate craft will be a hit with the kids! It’s a fun way to say that you’re looking forward to the next year and to get kids excited about all the possibilities for the coming new year.

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Countdown Clock Printable

Countdown Clock Printable from Red Ted Art: Count down the hours with this beautiful, colorable clock. There are so many ways to use this! Reveal a fun Happy New Year’s message underneath or different activities for each hour.

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New Year’s Sensory Bottle

New Year’s Sensory Bottle from Life Over C’s: Of course, you don’t want your baby or toddler staying up until midnight, but that doesn’t mean they can’t join in the fun, too! This NYE sensory bottle is a calming, relaxing way for little ones to join in the fun.

new years eve countdown paper plate craft

NYE Paper Plate Countdown Craft

NYE Paper Plate Countdown Craft from Natural Beach Living: Kids are always asking what time it is on New Year’s Eve, so this is an easy way to keep track of the passing hours. Let them decorate their paper plates with all things sparkly and then enjoy the next several hours advancing the paper strip at the top of each hour. When the countdown is over, it’s time for cheers, noisemakers, and New Year’s resolutions!

popsicle stick noisemakers for new years eve

Popsicle Stick Noisemakers

Popsicle Stick Noisemakers from Life Over C’s: Here’s another terrific way to reuse some of those Christmas jingle bells! Attach them to painted popsicle sticks (aka craft sticks) along with some sparkly garland and shiny ribbon, and you have a beautiful noisemaker on the cheap.

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New Year’s Eve Bubble Wands

New Year’s Eve Bubble Wands from Red Ted Art: If you can’t get out and about with the kids, bubbles are a super fun at-home activity, especially if you make these beautiful, sparkly bubble wands to go along with them. Threading the pipe cleaner through the beads is good for fine motor practice, too!

new years silver diy slime craft for kids

Silver New Year’s Slime

Silver New Year’s Eve Slime from Natural Beach Living: Kids can spend the day making and playing with this gorgeous silver slime! It’s sparkly, stretchy, squishy, and a lot of fun when you’re passing the time indoors.

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Midnight Kisses Party Poppers

Midnight Kisses Party Poppers from Crayons and Cravings: Kids can make their own party poppers full of midnight kisses for the special occasion. Download the free printable, fill the tubes with lots of chocolate kisses, and don’t forget to share!

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Celebration Slime

Celebration Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands: Grab some sparkle confetti that looks like fireworks for this wonderful slime recipe. It’ll make a great party favor for those New Year’s celebrations when you can gather again, but it will be fun for the kids to play with all day long.

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New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Card

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Card from The Soccer Mom Blog: The ball drop is, undoubtedly, the biggest event of the night. This ball drop card is a fun way to commemorate the New Year and keep the kids engaged when everyone counts down from 10. What could be better than their smiling faces being revealed as the ball moves down the page?

With all of these cute and festive New Year’s Eve crafts for kids, you’re sure to find something fun ideas for your family this New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration!

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