Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Craft Ideas

Keeping the kids happy until midnight on New Year’s can be a daunting task.  The later it gets, the more tired and bored the kids are and the more stressful the whole night becomes for everyone.  I have found a few crafts that are sure to keep everyone busy and happy all the way to midnight…

Countdown to Midnight Box (pictured above)The Dating Divas came up with this fantastic idea.  Hour by hour, from 8-midnight, kids open a bag to reveal a craft or activity to help ring in the new year.  This includes making noise makers, goal setting activities and All About Me letters to fill out.

Happy New Year Garland – We featured this last year as a New Year’s craft idea and it was a big hit!  My kids are always wanting to do something to decorate for special occasions to make our house look “pretty.”  I know they will have a blast making this Happy New Year Banner and as an added bonus it will be a great way for them to practice writing and recognizing their letters.  I love when things can be both educational and fun at the same time!  Thanks Kaboose.

DIY New Year Pinata – This is probably my favorite New Year’s craft this year.  You can make your own New Year’s Eve pinata from a brown paper bag!  Thanks for the awesome idea Danielle’s Place.

Still looking for more ideas?  Here are some from previous years:

New Year’s Party Hats

New Year’s Eve Kid Friendly Craft Ideas 2010

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Traditions

I hope everyone has a very safe and fun New Year’s Eve!

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Family-friendly New Year’s Eve traditions

When you have young children, celebrating New Year’s Eve is a very different experience! My kids love being able to stay up late (although they never make it until midnight) and we always have fondue followed by a game and movie night.  I’d love to hear some of your family’s New Year’s Eve traditions, so feel free to comment and share!

If you’re looking for some new traditions to start with your family this year, here are some great ideas from around the Blogosphere:

If your kids can’t make it until midnight, here are some ideas for changing the time you celebrate New Year’s

Ring in the Noon Year – this family celebrates their New Year at noon so their young children can participate in the festivities!

Time Zone Out – I love, love, love this idea and am thinking it would be lots of fun for our family next year – this family moves their New Year’s Eve festivities to an earlier time zone and plans their menu and decorations accordingly.  They’ve celebrated New Year’s Eve New York style, Miami style, and even with an English flair (following the time zone in London).

Got New Year’s Resolutions?  I loved some of these ideas!

Resolution Stoaways – This family writes their New Year’s resolutions on holiday stationery and then puts them in their stockings to revisit the following year when the stockings come out again.

Resolution Magnet – Your kids can keep up with the resolutions all year long by making a cute magnet to place on the refrigerator!

The Time Capsule – share your memories from 2010 by creating a family time capsule!  Each family member gets to help decorate and then adds one item to the time capsule!

Don’t forget to check out the kid (and budget) friendly New Year’s Eve craft ideas I posted yesterday!

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New Year’s Eve Kid Friendly Craft Ideas

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. As a kid, I remember looking forward to New Year’s Eve because I got to stay up late and spend time with my family.

Here are some fun craft ideas to help your kids get ready for New Year’s Eve from around the Blogosphere:

New Year’s Printable Coloring Pages (More here although some of them are a bit morbid in my opinion)

Happy New Year Garland –  all you need is felt (construction paper would probably work, too), glue, sequins, and yarn!

Party Popper– talk about budget friendly!  All you need for this craft is tissue paper, a toilet paper roll, tape, curling ribbon, scissors, and small candy or other treats!

Personalized Kid Cups– this is budget friendly, too!  All you need are plastic drinking cups, number stickers (you may want to add letters, too), pipe cleaners, and sparkling cider!

Sparkly New Year’s Eve Ball – who needs the ball in Times Square when you can make your own?!

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