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7 Creative New Year's Crafts and Activities for Kids fun for boys and girls

7 Easy New Year Activities for Kids for Boys and Girls

These 7 New Year's Crafts are creative and easy enough for little ones to do. The anticipation of the suprise package and the enjoyment of the other activities will help make it the best new year's ever. Enjoy!

 New Year's Crafts and Activities for Kids.
 New Year's Crafts and Activities for Kids.

Click the titles for How to Make New Year's Crafts for Kids.


New Years Activities for Children
Rocket Popper Activity for Children.

Fill this with confetti or feathers.  Ours is filled with colorful, recycled silk flowers from a craft lei project. Perfect for New Years, VBS, or, a Fourth of July Party.


Midnight Care Package New Year Activities
Midnight Care Package New Year Activity.

We used a tiny jewelry box.  Tag reads, "Do not open until Midnight - 12/31/12". Fill this with a fun gift for the kiddos or make it a Midnight Care Package by filling it with a noise maker/kazoo, a pair of silly glasses, and a party hat.


Make a bell from a paper cup.

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.


7 Creative New Year's Crafts and Activities for Kids fun for boys and girls
7 New Year's Decorations.

A clear glass or plastic ornament makes a fun party favor.

New Year's Necklace/Medallion

7 Creative New Year's Crafts and Activities for Kids fun for boys and girls
New Year Medallion a recycled Christmas decoration.

Paint an old, plastic holiday ornament with sparkles and the New Year date.  Insert a shiny ribbon or string and you've got a fun, memento.  Boy's like to wear necklaces too so this is a fun project they can personalize anyway they want.

Easy, Sparkly Ornaments to Deck the Halls

Transform Christmas Balls to sparkly New Year Decorations.

Give that Gold or Silver ball ornament new life.  Add a sparkly, spiraled pipe-cleaner to hang and paint with glitter glue.  We added a gold leaf from an old, holiday decoration to give it a little whimsy.

Fun Ball Drop Whirly-Gig Silent Spin Drum

7 Creative New Year's Crafts and Activities for Kids fun for boys and girls
Fun New Year activity for kids. 
Craft a whirly-gig with preschoolers.

Popsicle sticks and styrofoam make for fun!  Paint a styrofoam ball of any size, paint any color you like (be patient paint takes forever to dry on styrofoam).  Add glitter.  Pop in the stick and decorate to your hearts content.  We added a silver pipe-cleaner and silver, star garland to hang.  Add feathers and spin in your hands like a spin drum or hang upside down in the doorway as a festive replacement for mistletoe.  The kiddos can pretend to let the ball drop if you attach a long string over a hanger.

Tip:  Add tiny pieces of mirror (Find sticky back pieces at Craft Stores) to a styrofoam ball to make a Disco Ball decoration.


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Wanting to have the best New Year's Eve Party Celebration with Kids?

Try these 5 New Year's Eve Ideas with Kids to have a fun and memorable Party Celebration!

There are so many fun ways to include your kids in the New Years Celebration! Here is a round up of some of our favorites New Year Party ideas you can use to have the best New Year's Eve Party ever with the kids. Enjoy!


have the best New Year's Eve Party Celebration with Kids
Have the best New Year's Eve Party Celebration with Kids.

1) Double the Fun Parties wrote about her fabulous, kid-oriented, teal and silver New Year's Eve Party!



The best new year's eve party ever with kids.
Silver and Teal New Year's Eve Party

She has fantastic ideas from the decorations to the food. She also includes some very fun activities - like "Name that Oreo." Her re-purposed coffee drink glass bottles as adorable milk bottles for the kids are my favorite! Seriously, how cute is this?! She has popcorn balls, veggie and dip cups, and other finger foods! The color theme with the clocks is just darling!

2) The Real Thing with the Coake Family posted this clever party plan! There are several variations online with other ideas but her plan is really cute and fun.



Here are some more party ideas for kids.


Wanting to have the best New Year's Eve Party Celebration with Kids?
Ring in the New Year with Hourly Bags!

Each bag is labeled with an hour (she includes a free printable on her site) - to be opened on each hour leading up to midnight (or whatever you deem to be your "ringing in the new year time"). She has a clue for an activity and something in each bag - hop over to her site for more details.

So fun! If you are crafty and prefer a craft activity for each hour,
check out these 16 ideas a clever New Year Activity with kids

3) The Crafty Crow shared some ideas and this one is especially awesome! The picture is form flickr by Art Yowza.

Memory Strings


What a great way to use art in helping your children to reflect on the activities, events, and favorite moments of the year. You can provide art supplies, perhaps some number printables, and string and let them go to town in creating a keepsake craft project!


DIY Party Hats for New Years Eve

This is an especially cute idea from their list - these festive and fun party hats made from poster board. Pair these with little goodie bags filled with noise makers and you will have a rockin' party! All of the instructions are over on Spoonfull for these diy NYE hats for kids.

5) (cool) progeny has perhaps my very favorite theme - New Years Around the World!


There are several countries with their New Year's traditions listed! It would be such a fun way to incorporate a little history and geography into an evening of fun! You can find printable maps and coloring pages online as well as traditional recipes. Perhaps include traditional costumes or a learn a greeting in another language. You can compare when they ring in the New Year compared to where you live and perhaps celebrate several New Years!

However you decide to celebrate - we hope that it will be a memorable and fun time with family and friends! Be creative in including your children - there are so many fun ideas! 

We would love to hear your ideas for New Year's Eve for kids. Do you stay up until midnight? Try this Midnight Care Package for your New Year celebration. Do you let your kids stay up? Any traditions that you must absolutely include?



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New Year's Eve Printables, Crafts, and Fun Activities for Kids: Also includes Balloon Popping Game

New Year's Eve Printables, Crafts, and Fun Activities for Kids 

Happy New Year! If you are ringing in the New Year with Kids, you'll want some fun balloon activities. Lucky you! We have balloon printables, games, and activities for New Year's Eve celebrations.  Enjoy!

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Start out with a fun New Year's Story...

New Year's Eve Printables, Crafts, and Fun activities for kids
New Year Activities for Kids.


The Night Before New Year's (Reading Railroad)
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Enjoy a Happy New Year printable.



New Year Coloring Sheet Free Printable Balloons
Ring in the New Year with a 
Free Balloons Coloring Sheet Get PDF here.

New Year Activitites
Happy New Year!

Make some kid-friendly crafts.

Countdown Clocks from Kaboose.com
Clock Craft for Kids.

And at the end of the night...

Cartoon Balloon Clipart for birthday preschool party  free clip art
Cartoon Balloons Floating Up, Up, and Away...

Celebrate with a balloon popping contest.

Fill a trash bag with Balloons*, dump them out at midnight, and have the kids sit and pop them. Give a prize to the kid who pops the most.  

Tip: Try this with Adults who've been drinking. Tee-hee.

As an alternative, purchase rocket or inflatable pumpers, and see who can inflate and pop the balloon first.


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How to Have the Best New Year Eve Party with Kids

Ideas for the Best New Year Eve Party 

What does it take to have the best new year eve party ever with kids? It depends on your expectations, of course. If you want to throw a memorable party with glitz and polish, planning is a necessity. However, a spur of the moment party with family and close friends can become a favorite memory. We're sharing some tips on how to have the best New Year's party with kids. The key is to have fun foods and simple games that everyone can play together. Scroll down for games and activities for your party. Enjoy!

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How to Have the Best New Year Eve Party with Kids


What Year is 2014 in Chinese New Year?

It is the Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse 2014

Looking for a meaningful horse quote for Pinterest or Facebook for the Chinese New Year? It is the year of the horse! When is the Chinese New YearThe new Moon on January 30, 2014 begins the year of the Wood Horse. Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice, with the Sun and Moon are in Aquarius. Last year, 2013, was the year of the water snake. Enjoy!

What Year is 2014 in Chinese New Year? It is the Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse 2014. Horse Quotes for Pinterest.
Horse quote by Ovid for the year of the horse.

In Chinese astrology, this year is considered fortunate, bringing luck and good things. The Magical Horse has supernatural powers, is heroic, strong, and can even fly! The horse is a hero in China because important battles were won due to its power and strength.

Here is a fun horse word search from homeschoolhelpersonline.com or how about a horse coloring page printable from onlinecoloringbook.net. We have a Chinese Dragon New Year printable.


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What Year is 2015 in the Chinese New Year?

What year is it in Chinese New Year?

Wondering, what year is 2015 in Chinese New Year? 2015 is the year of the sheep (also goat and ram). The Chinese New Year, year of the sheep runs from February 19, 2015 to February 7, 2016 or the Lunar New Year. In honor of 2015 Chinese New Year, we are sharing a free printable trace and color, sheep coloring sheetEnjoy!


What Year is 2015 in the Chinese New Year?
2015 is the year of the sheep.


Click the link for textfree Free Sheep Printable Coloring Page.


Year of the Sheep printable coloring page.
Sheep or Lamb printable coloring page.

The sheep is a favorite animal in Chinese culture. It is cute, warm, calm, and gentle. Like the sheep, people born under this sign are kind-hearted, clever, tender, and they are sensitive to art.


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How to Make a New Year's Activity Care Package for Midnight

Make this New Year Care Package Kit for the Countdown

What do you when the clock strikes twelve? When the ball drops? Here's a new Tradition for New Year's Eve. Make a Midnight Care Package for family and party guests to open in the New Year. Enjoy!

Silver Surprise Package filled with... 

How to Make New Year's Eve Activity Craft a care package for the countdown.
Midnight New Year Care Package Kit for the Countdown.

Grab those leftover gift boxes from Christmas or get busy recycling and wrap an empty box in shiny paper. We used a tiny jewelry box. Construction paper tag reads:

 "Do not open until Midnight - 12/31/16"

How to make a New Year Countdown Care Package Kit



Tie a ribbon around the package and insert sparkly pipe-cleaners. To make spirals, wrap the pipe-cleaner around your finger or a pencil. Wrap the end of the pipe-cleaner around the ribbon to attach.

Loop another piece of ribbon through the end of package bow. Tie a knot to hang from mantle. Don't forget to curl all the loose ends with your scissors. Take strand of ribbon, stretch taut, and slide one scissor blade from end to end to curl. Hang from mantle on festive silver hooks.

Fill box with fun gifts for the kiddos or make it a Midnight Care Package by filling it with a noise maker/kazoo and a pair of silly glasses, a special message, and a party hat. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!  Surprise.

Tip:  For an Adult alternative, hang these from silver hooks over the mantle or from a fancy ribbon garland overhead in the doorway. Fill the tiny boxes with fortunes (think cookie) or use larger boxes and fill with noisemakers, and pen and paper to write down resolutions. Let guest open just before the ball drop on Times Square.  

Tip:  Instead of resolutions, have guests write fun fortunes, toss them all in a hat, and pass the hat around to "reveal" your New Year's future.


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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! 


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9 New Year's Eve Sleepover Ideas

Sleepover Ideas for New Year's Eve Party


Are you planning a slumber party for your New Year's Eve celebration? The winter months are a great time to stay indoors and plan a teen sleepover. We've found 9 new ideas for a sleepover that will make you the coolest party host ever! If you're planning a slumber party for 13, 14, 15, or 16 yr. olds, you'll find fun activities and themes to keep everyone happy and having a good time. Whether your 13 or 31, these New Year's Eve Sleepover Ideas will make your sleepover party the best one ever!

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New Year's Sleepover Ideas


Spend the Night in a Theme Hotel
All you need is you and some cash. No prep needed. Want something super special to do to celebrate the New Year? Pack your bags and gather the gang to spend the night at an Indoor Water Park like Big Splash in French Lick, Indiana pictured above. They offer rooms for up to 9 guests. In addition to the water activities, there's also a game room with a Gyroball ride and a cafe.


Wear cool pajamas and pack your bags for a night full of fun activities!


Blindfold Makeup Challenge

No matter your age, the blindfold makeup challenge is a lot of fun. There are tons of videos out there. Join the fun and post yours to Instagram, #blindfoldmakeupchallenge. All you need are some blindfolds, a makeup kit, and willing participants. Snap a selfie of the gang after everyone's makeup is done. How fun is that?





Shaving Cream Twister
Got a basement or a big kitchen? A game of shaving cream Twister is a hoot. Roll out your official Twister Board or Make your own with a tarp. Just spray circles of shaving cream in the Twister pattern and add a drop of food coloring (mix it up to get the color) and then use the official spinner. No game, no spinner? That's okay, put all of the colors on cards and draw one on each turn to see what color to go to next.


Game of Phones
This is a cool game to play with cell phones. It can work with tablets too. Get the official version on Amazon, but you could easily make your own with some index cards and a Sharpie.



Game of Phones: Image found on Pinterest, but original post is no longer valid.


Make your own Photo Props for Selfies
While we're on the subject of mobile phones, CMCraftStudios sells these adorable photo props for selfies. You can purchase a set for $60 or you can hop over to a hobby store or Walmart and get some cardstock and make your own. Grab you phones and take fun selfies of each other to memorialize the New Year, New You!


Get your photo props for selfies at CMCraftStudios on Etsy.


Poop! Theme Sleepover Party Ideas
Make it a poop theme! Before the party, bake some chocolate cupcakes and then give everyone a baggie of poop (plastic bag with chocolate icing) so they can poop on their cupcakes. Gross, but fun! Click here to make your own icing tubes.

Get crafty and make a game of Pin the Poop as seen below.


Poop Cupcakes from Kara's Party Ideas.


Pin the Poop, uploaded to Pinterest by Heather Buller.


Glow Stick Pool Party
Live in a warm climate? Try a Glow Stick Pool Party! If not, grab an inflatable pool or use your indoor hot tub to create a glowing experience perfect to highlight the New Year. Just fill your pool with activated glow sticks!


Glow Stick Party uploaded to Pinterest by Brittney Bartlett.

Sleepover Tents
Tents are a fun addition to any party. Add some twinkle lights to make it magical. Better yet, prep the tent forms and get Butcher paper or white sheets and have your guests decorate their own tents before pitching them for the night!


Make Cheese Stick Crescent Pizzas
Pillsbury has the best ideas for sleepover snacks. Everyone can make their own crescent pizzas with mozzarella cheese sticks!



Crescent pizzas from Pillsbury.

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