Glitter New Year’s Crafts for Kids
New Year’s and glitter go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re tossing glitter-coated confetti at midnight or decking out the house sparkling decor, New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to add an extra shine! How can you use sparkles in a crafty way during the holiday season? Check out these glitter-filled kids’ activities for New Year’s.
Decorate your home with sparkling balloons. Blow up a few balloons. To add an extra shine, use metallic silver or gold hues. Paint the inflated balloons with a wash of clear-drying school glue. Don’t worry about covering the entire balloon — that is, unless you want the maximum amount of sparkle. Sprinkle glitter over the glue, shake off the excess and let the balloons dry completely. Hang the balloons from streamers or anywhere else!
Adding in sequins or cut metallic paper is an easy way to make the midnight confetti drop shine. But you can take the sparkle a step farther, crafting your own glitter-fetti. Paint a wash of clear-drying school glue over card stock paper. Sprinkle glitter on the glue and shake off the excess. After the glue is dry, cut the paper into small squares or rectangles.
Greet the new year with a sparkling sign. Write “Happy New Year” onto a piece of poster board with a pencil. Have your child trace the letters with clear-drying school glue. Add glitter and shake off the excess. Your child can use one color or create a rainbow style with different hues. Hang the poster after the glue and glitter dries.