20 New Year’s Eve Crafts and Activities for Kids

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20 Spectacular New Year’s Crafts for Kids

Whether you prefer a more relaxed New Year’s Eve or you like to throw a big party, it’s always fun to celebrate in some sort of way, especially with the kids. Give them the biggest New Year’s celebration ever this year with some DIY!

For 2020, I’ve appropriately listed 20 of my favorite New Year’s Eve crafts for kids. Below you’ll find noisemakers, art projects, activities, and more ideas that will keep your kids entertained all night long!

1. DIY Confetti Poppers

These confetti poppers will definitely make a bit of a mess but hey, it’s worth it for New Year’s, right? You can get the kids to help with clean up too!

Get the full tutorial from Little Bins for Little Hands.

2. Coloring Party Hats

This is a great New Year’s art project and it’s SO easy to prepare. Just grab the free printable from the full tutorial, print it out, and let the kids color away!

Get the full tutorial from Tots Schooling.

3. New Year’s Eve Wands

Get the kids together and send some magic into the New Year with these awesome wands! This craft is another easy printable craft so it will be quick to prepare.

Get the full tutorial from Projects With Kids.

4. Bubble Wands

Designed with toddlers in mind, these New Year’s bubble wands are similar to the wands above except they’re made from pipe cleaners and beads.

Get the full tutorial from Red Ted Art.

5. Countdown Chain

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve activity for the kids to take part in, this is one of my favorites. It includes different activities for the kids to take part in as the night goes on, like making resolutions, thinking of things they’re thankful for, and more!

Get the full tutorial from The OT Toolbox.

6. New Year’s Paper Plate

Although a bit more complex than the crafts above, this paper plate craft still shouldn’t be too much trouble to make. It will really allow your kid’s artistic side to shine as well!

Get the full tutorial from Hello Wonderful.

7. Paper Fortune Cookies

Fortune cookies are always fun, so why not make your own? You could get the kids to help you with these, and then you could hand them out during a New Year’s Eve party.

Get the full tutorial from Crayons and Cravings

8. Photo Booth Props

You’ve GOT to take some photos as you usher in the New Year and what better way to spice things up than with some funny props? The kids can make these and customize them on their own for some hilarious pictures.

Get the full tutorial from DIY Candy.

9. New Year’s Eve Glasses

These are so cool! With just a few craft materials and some old sunglasses the kids can make all sorts of different looking pairs of New Year’s Eve shades. I love the firework type look!

Get the full tutorial from Handmade Charlotte.

10. Joke Teller

This is a bit of activity and craft mixed together. All you have to do is print out the joke teller, fold it together, and then you can entertain the kids with all the funny jokes!

Get the full tutorial from Bren Did.

11. Firework Painting

This is one of the best New Years art projects for toddlers and kids because it’s easy to set up and can keep them entertained for hours. They can make all sorts of different looking firework filled skies with just a handful of basic craft supplies!

P.S. Check out these other toilet paper roll crafts.

Get the full tutorial from Messy Little Monster.

12. New Year’s Eve Slime

I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t like slime so this craft should be well received by all! It’s a bit of a fun science experiment too.

P.S. Check out our tutorial on How to Make Glitter Slime in 5 Simple Steps (no borax).

Get the full tutorial from Little Bins for Little Hands.

13. Party Poppers

These party poppers are similar to the confetti poppers above, but instead of using a balloon to propel the confetti into the air, these poppers just need to be ripped open!

Get the full tutorial from Happy Mothering.

14. Handprint Firework

If you love keepsake crafts, you’ve got to make one of these handprint fireworks. Such a great way to remember how small your child’s hand used to be.

Get the full tutorial from Glued to My Crafts Blog.

15. Noise Maker

Did you know that noisemaking on New Year’s Eve is believed to have originated all the way back in ancient times? Continue the tradition with these simple noisemaker wands!

Get the full tutorial from Natural Beach Living.

16. Fireworks Ring

Looking for some bling to go with your New Year’s glasses we showcased above? Make a few of these awesome fireworks rings!

Get the full tutorial from Fantastic Fun and Learning.

17. Blow Horns

Blow horns are another classic New Year’s Eve noisemaker, but they can be a bit boring looking. Luckily, it’s easy to improve them for cheap with a little bit of DIY magic!

Get the full tutorial from Love the Day.

18. Resolutions Game

Remember Mad Libs? The game where you create funny stories by filling in blanks randomly? Well, this resolutions game is just like that except it’s themed for New Years!

Get the full tutorial from The Idea Room.

19. Rice Noisemakers

More noisemakers! These ones are very easily made and work just like a pair of maracas.

Get the full tutorial from Glued to My Crafts Blog.

20. Mocktails

If you want to throw a New Year’s Eve party for your kids this year, including these kid’s mocktails is such a fun idea!

Get the full tutorial from The Crafting Chicks.

Other New Year’s Eve Crafts for Kids

There were several other interesting New Year’s Eve activities I found but I wanted to keep the list above at 20 for 2020, so I’ve included my other favorites below!

Wishing Wall

One of the best parts of the New Year is coming up with goals and desires, and this is a great way for kids to take part in that. Get them to write their biggest wishes on the board and then check back next year to see what was accomplished!

Get the full tutorial from Buggy and Buddy.

Candy Ball Game

This New Year’s Eve game is a BLAST for kids of all ages. It’s got prizes, a bit of a competitive element, and a ton of excitement!

Get the full game details from Kid Friendly Things To Do.

Pretzel Sparklers

These have to be the cutest New Year’s Eve appetizers ever! They’re easy to make too so you could get the kids to help you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Get the full tutorial from Eats Amazing.

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Balloon Drop

The ball drop is an iconic New Year’s event and with this simple dollar store craft, you can make your own version at home. This is such a fun one to do with the kids!

Get the full tutorial from Miss Mae’s Days.

New Year's Eve crafts for kids

Final Thoughts

There you have it! Over 20 fun New Year’s Eve crafts and activities for the kids. Try out a combination of the ideas above for a really awesome New Year’s Eve celebration ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and before you go, be sure to check out these New Year’s Eve Deals if you want cheap party supplies and such! Also, check out our New Year’s Eve Recipes if you need meal ideas for your party!

What’s your favorite way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kids? Are you going to try any of the New Year crafts and ideas above? Let us know!

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Categories: Inside The House, Toys, New Year's Eve

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