As the year comes to a close, many of us will reflect on the past twelve months and set resolutions for the upcoming 2023. This time of the year can also be especially exciting for children as they count down the days until they can stay up late and ring in the new year.
Ran out of December holiday activities to do with your child? If you’re looking for more fun ideas for your New Year’s Eve party celebration, why not try your hand at one of these popular craft activities?
1. Creating New Year’s Eve party poppers
Ring in the new year by creating your very own party poppers. Party poppers, also known as noise makers, are small paper cones that contain confetti, glitter and other sparkly party decors. When the streamer is pulled, the confetti flies out, adding an extra touch of excitement to your New Year’s Eve party.
To make your own party poppers, simply fold a sheet of paper into a cone shape and staple it close. Then fill the cone with confetti and tape it shut with a streamer. When it’s time to celebrate, simply pull the streamer and enjoy the show!
2. Write new year resolutions
Another popular and fun craft idea is to create resolutions collages after school or during your New Year’s Eve party. Have your child cut out pictures and words from magazines that represent what he hopes to achieve in the coming year. Glue the pieces onto a poster board or construction paper and display it prominently in your home as a reminder of your family’s goals.
You and your child can also make a collage of your favourite memories from the past twelve months to look back on the year. To begin, look through old photos and magazines that represent special moments or happy memories. Cut them out and let your child get creative with glue and scissors to arrange the images into a collage.
Beware of those sharp scissors and take extra care to not get into an accident!
3. Designing New Year cards
Lastly, another popular New Year’s craft idea activity is creating homemade cards to send to family and friends. This can be a fun project for children of all ages to express their New Year holiday cheer.
To get started, gather some basic supplies such as construction paper, scissors, markers or crayons, and glue.
You can then begin brainstorming ideas for your New Year cards. For young children, you may want to keep the design simple, such as by simply pasting stickers as well as writing “Happy New Year” and their name on the card. Older children can be more creative by adding embellishments like sparkles or confetti as well as writing a personal message inside. Once done, mail it off to your loved ones!
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As any parent knows, keeping children entertained can be a challenge, especially during the long school holidays. However, there are plenty of ways to beat the holiday blues with some creative craft ideas that are sure to help your child develop his imagination and creativity. It’s time to start preparing some fun and festive New Year Eve’s activities. The possibilities are endless!
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