NYE Crafts for Kids

I cannot believe that 2014 is almost over, this year has gone by so fast, I seriously feel like 2013 was ending yesterday! We have had such a fun year with lots of great adventures and we are looking forward to what 2015 has in store for us!

Every year the kids say they want to stay up, but it always ends up being hard for them to make it, so this year I naturally took to Pinterest for some ideas and found some awesome ones!


This was such a fun idea, they put notes in each of the balloons for things to do like make cupcakes and crafts, it made the time go by faster and had more things to look forward to which makes staying up easier. Find out what they did here.  If you don’t have time to make one or just aren’t crafty at all you can get our friends over at Teacups and Trucks to do it for you!  Just get your order in ASAP so you can make sure they can get it done on time.

We also came up with some fun crafts for you to do on New Years Eve!

Wishing Wand

This is great for older children to do on their own or you can help younger children with it.

What you will need:

  • Card stock, we used glitter card stock
  • Zip-top plastic bag
  • Confetti
  • Penny
  • Hot glue gun
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Popsicle stick or straw

wishing wand1 wishing wand2

How to:

  1. Cut a circle from the card stock
  2. Fold the circle in half Wishing Wand
  3. Make a cone shape by folding one corner in and the other corner on top. Fold flat.
  4. Cut top to make each piece even
  5. Cut a triangle in the rounded side
  6. Open and trim any edges [don’t worry, my looked a little rough before I trimmed some of the edges]
  7. Fold in half and cut along the edges, leave as much space as you would like the start to be wide, we did about a half of an inch. [This does not have to be perfect]
  8. Open to see the star
  9. Cut a plastic zip-top bag and cut the edges, so you have the two sides of the back separated
  10. Using the tacky glue, glue one side of the bag to the star and let dry
  11. Sprinkle confetti and your penny [for good luck] on the star
  12. Glue the other side of the zip-top bag on top of the confetti and let dry.
  13. You can then either cut another star out and put it on the back or just add another piece of card stock [We added a piece of cardstock and added another to star to the front]
  14. Trim the edges and hot glue the stick to the back [use adult supervision for the glue gun]

The original idea can be found here.

Noisemaker Drum noisemaker drum

What you will need:

  • 2 small paper plates [the thicker kind]
  • Markers, crayons and glitter glue
  • Beans or rice
  • Bells
  • String
  • Curling ribbon

How to:

  1. Color both bottoms of the paper plates
  2. Cut a piece of string a little longer than the paper plates and tie bells to each end and repeat
  3. Lay them across one of the plates on the side you would eat off of, see the picture
  4. Glue the string down
  5. Cut the curling ribbon and glue to the edges
  6. Add the beans and/or the rice
  7. Glue the paper plates together [make sure all sides are sealed]
  8. Enjoy


A noise maker stick

What you will need:

  • Popsicle stick IMG_1802
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Bells
  • Glitter glue or markers

How To:

  1. Put the bells on the pipe cleaners about an inch apart
  2. Decorate the popsicle stick
  3. Wrap the pipe cleaners around the popsicle stick

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