New Year’s Eve Crafts for Kids

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in a crafty way this year! If your artsy kiddo is looking for holiday projects, check out these themed ideas. Try a craft or two during the day or set up a full artwork buffet for a group of pint-sized Picassos at your NYE party.

Fireworks Painting

Splatter paint a festive fireworks design. Whether you plan to watch the fireworks IRL or on TV, your child can create their own paint and paper display. Start with a deep night sky blue or black piece of card stock paper or poster board. Pour small pools of brightly-hued tempera paint onto scrap cardboard or paper plates. Sprinkle in gold glitter for a special sparkle. Your child can use thin paint brushes to splatter the glitter tempera onto the paper!

Party Hats

Craft your own New Year’s Eve party hats with construction paper and crayons. Give your child an 8×11-inch or larger piece of paper. They can use brightly-colored crayons to decorate the paper with a holiday design. Fold the decorated paper into a cone shape and tape the seam.

Mock Sparklers

Your younger child isn’t ready to hold NYE sparklers. But this doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate in a special way. Instead of the real deal, make your own pretend version with popsicle sticks, paper and glitter. Cut construction paper into long, thin strips. Paint the paper with clear-drying school glue and dip it into colorful glitter. Place the paper on wax paper and let it dry completely. Gather several strips of paper and stack them together. Tape one end of the paper stack to the top of a popsicle stick. Fan out the glitter-covered strips to make a mock sparkler.




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