Last Minute New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

kids' crafts

Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is almost here! You’ve planned a family-friendly party, inviting all of your friends and their kids. The menu is set, you’ve bought all the food and you’ve stocked the fridge with plenty of champagne (for the adults only, of course). But, you’re short on holiday activities for the kids. Now what? Check out these last minute New Year’s kids’ crafts.

Party Poppers

All you need for this one is an empty push pup (wash and dry it first), confetti, tissue paper and a glue stick. If you don’t happen to have confetti on hand (who does?), cut up a few gift wrap scraps that are left over from Christmas or Hanukkah. Put the confetti into the push pop (where the pop had been). Draw a ring of glue around the outside near the top. Cover it with tissue paper, pressing along the glue line. At midnight (or “Noon Year’s Eve”) push the popper’s stick and watch the confetti fly!

Resolution Illustration

Just like you, your kids can make New Year’s resolutions. If they can’t write out each one, they can draw them instead. Give the kiddos poster board and crayons to make an illustrated guide to what they want to work on in the new year. Hang these as holiday décor during your party.

Glitter Dough

The kids can make their own New Year’s Eve ball drop with DIY playdough. Mix 2 ½ cups of water, 2 ½ cups of flour, 3 to 5 tablespoons of veggie oil, 1 ½ tablespoons of cream of tartar and 1 cup of salt in a bowl. Transfer it to a sauce pan and cook (stirring all the way) until it’s doughy. After letting the dough cool, mix rainbow, gold or silver glitter into it.