Ring in the New Year Bell Craft Activity for Kids

Recycle Paper Cups and Plastic Spoons for Easy Kids New Year Craft Bell Activity

Ring in the New Year with this easy New Year's Eve Craft Activity for Kids to Make. Make the craft and then at midnight everyone rings their bell. Enjoy!

Ring in the New Year Bell Craft Activity for Kids
New Year Bell Craft Activity.

Recycle a paper cup, plastic spoon, holiday ornament or that jingle bell necklace into a fun, kid-crafted bell noisemaker for the year-end celebration.

Ring in the New Year Bell Craft Activity for Kids
Make a bell to ring in the New Year with a paper cup and ball ornament.

  • Paint a paper cup. 
  • Paint the NEW YEAR on cup with glitter glue.
  • With scissors or a box cutter, slice a 1" slit in base of cup.
  • Cut a triangle pattern out around the top of the cup.
  • Bend the triangles out to make a star.
  • Wrap a sparkly pipe-cleaner around the spoon's handle (make a loop for hanging at top).
  • Insert spoon in slit on base of cup.
  • Tape may be necessary to keep spoon aligned.
  • Attach a short string to a mini-ornament or jingle bell and attach with tape.
  • Hang for display on mantle.

At midnight, grab those bells and make some noise! 

Recommended Reading:

Kitchen Kids Series: Holiday Recipes*

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns*

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Lora Langston
Lora Langston

Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.


  1. Super cute ideas! We just watched an episode of Max and Ruby with rockets in it; I was just thinking of making rockets with the kids this week.... LOVE that yours "explodes"...

  2. I really miss Max and Ruby - we've outgrown them, i think. Amanda can't wait to pop her rocket. She woke up this morning and ran down stairs saying, "It's New Years,
    I get to do the rocket today!"

    Hope you have a great New Yea!'


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