Best New Year Art Ideas

New Year Art Ideas

Hooray, ’tis the season to be Jolly.. so many wonderful celebrations in Autumn/ Winter from Thanks Giving, to Halloween, to Christmas and the ending in News Year Eve! These are all occasions that are wonderful for establishing family traditions and easy kids crafts for family or kids. To the task at hand: New Year’s Eve Crafts! YAY!

I also have a set of New Year’s Eve Traditions from around the world for you, do go and have a peak!

As well as an HOUR BY HOUR set of Countdown Activities to do with kids. Each hour gives you 2-4 ideas of what to do.. there are many free printables as well as non printable activities and crafts. Why not check it out? The best bit..? It comes with a countdown clock.. you can move the clock along hourly or half hourly if the kids need to get to bed earlier!

New Year's Eve Crafts ideas for all the family!

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Games & Activities

New Year's Eve CraftsCountdown Balloons

I HAVE to start with this post from Pioneer Party & Gift, as it has no less than 14 kids New Year’s Eve party games. Definitely one to keep the kids busy with.



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Countdown Bags

Similarly, here is  a set of activities and ideas from SWeet Blessings. Not only did she have 12 different activities and goodies planned out, but she invented her own riddle for each one, so the kids would have to figure out what the treat or activity is first. Brilliant.

new years eve craftsWishing Tree

I am not much of one for “New Year’s Resolutions” – they usually just end up making people feel bad. But I do LOVE the idea of a wishing try.. how wonderful to wish for things in the New Year, it kind of makes it all sparkly and magical. No Time For Flashcards comes up trumps with this activity.

New Year's Eve Hat

Star Party Hats/ Headbands


Party Emoji Kaleidoscopes – perfect for New Year’s Eve or a Birthday Party DIY


These countdown clocks are super duper easy to make and OH SO FUN!!!!! The kids can colour and customise their clock and then get ready to count down. Start at Noon.. to midnight.. or write your time stampes – maybe from 6pm to 9pm!!

GRATITUDE Jewel Garland for New Year’s Eve

A thoughtful activity and decoration for New Year’s Eve. Colour and Cut these beautiful jewels, add wishes and gratefulness messages and decorate the mantel piece! Beautiful Garland for New Year’s Eve.x

About Me Booklet for New Years Eve or Back to School

Make these super fun About Me mini books (just one sheet of paper and NO GLUE!) then fill in all the details. Compare year on year how things have changed.

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Decorating Ideas

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Circle Streamers

Martha Stewart has these oh so stylish shimmer streamers that have something very New Year’s Eve Craft about them. Maybe the represent the bubbles in your bubbly or the sparks of fire works or the stars in the New Year’s Eve sky, but to me they have New Year’s Eve all over it!

New Year's Eve CraftsNew Year’s Eve Crafts – Tinsel Banner

Another Martha Stewart idea (whilst we are there already!) for New Year’s Eve decorating crafts is this simple Tinsel Banner. A great way to use anything up from Christmas crafts or school plays and sure to get you into that New Year’s Eve mood!

New Year's Eve Crafts for kidsHappy New Year Garland

Or check out this colourful Garland from Craft Kaboose.  An opportunity to use up lots of colourful bits and pieces and make this New Year’s Eve Craft really bright and jolly!


Paper Plate Star Twirler for Preschoolers

This is a super easy and adorable craft to get young kids involved in New Year’s Eve, make this super darling STAR Decoration with them. Watch them twirl and twirl… they also make a great gift from an “older” sibling to a new baby’s room! Love a Paper Plate Star Whirligig (complete with star template)

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Noise Makers

Learn how to make New Year’s Eve Thaumatropes!

new years noise makers - a great New Year's Eve Crafts for kidsRaisin Shakers

I love these little Raising Box shakers that Craft Ideas for Kids came up with as a New Year’s Eve Crafts idea. The little bell in particularly makes me happy!


New Year's Eve Crafts - noise makerPaper Bowl Noise Maker

Yes, this one time of the year when we encourage our kids to GET NOISE! Love this simple paper bowl and bead noise maker from Education.


new years eve craftsSpool Rattles

Another cute and upcycled New Year’s Eve Crafts idea are these noisemakers made from old ribbon spools. Family Fun shares their how to.


new years eve crafts - party blowersNew Year’s Eve Crafts Paper Blowers

Martha Stewart shows us how to make these BEAUTIFUL paper blowers… never really thought about the fact that we could make these ourselves! Wonderful.


new years eve crafts - DIY noisemakerButton Noisemaker

Another cute New Year’s Eve crafts idea from Martha Stewart is this button noisemaker… and it looks like it isn’t *too* noise. Yay.


New Year's Eve Crafts - noise makersBell Bracelet

Super simple, super cute. My two would LOVE this idea from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman!


New Year’s Eve Crafts: Firework Art & Crafts

new year's eve crafts - firework artFirework Craft

Here a simple and cute New Year’s Eve Crafts Idea! Glitter fireworks from The Ramblings of A Crazy Woman. Sometimes keeping things easy and simple is best and is a lovely way to sit down and still do a “topical” craft with your kids!


new years eve crafts - wonderful fireworks artFirework Town

How pretty is this Firework Town (originally made for the UK Bonfire Night, but just as appropriate for New Year’s Eve, surely?!).  A team effort from Patches of Puddles. Love it.


New Year's Eve Crafts - spin art fireworksSpin Art Fireworks

Or rather sweet is this spin art fireworks from The Imagination Tree. Always a great activity for the younger children amongst us and certainly no big bangs to frighten them!

New Year's Eve Crafts - fireworks in a glassFireworks in a Glass

Can’t have real fireworks? Fear not, this New Year’s Eve science craft will have your kids oohing and aahing: Fireworks in a Glass from Science Sparks.


New Year’s Eve Crats: Count Down


These countdown clocks are super duper easy to make and OH SO FUN!!!!! The kids can colour and customise their clock and then get ready to count down. Start at Noon.. to midnight.. or write your time stampes – maybe from 6pm to 9pm!!

new years craft - countdown clocksCount Down Clock

A fun little craft helping focus on the “big count down” and whlist you are it, you can sneak a little “how to read clock teaching”. Craft Kaboose shares this craft.


new years eve crafts - confetti boxesCount Down Confetti

Mmmh, yes confetti is messy, but SOOOO pretty and fun! Love Carolyns Homework idea of making your own confetti and decorating matchbox. Wonderful.


New Year's Eve Crafts - confetti balloons new years eveConfetti Balloons

Sun Hats and Wellieboots (a gorgeous blog by the way, do check it out if you don’t know it already) has wonderful Confetti Balloons to pop as the clock strikes 12. Great fun to make and build up that excitement to the New Year!


new years eve craftsConfetti Wands

Or if you don’t fancy the balloons (and the bangs that go with them), how about some adorably fun and sparkly confetti wands? How Pip Squeak would ADORE these. Shared by


new years eve crafts & activitiesConfetti Eggs

I have loved these confetti eggs from Playing By The Book for a long time now. She actually made them as a traditional craft for Easter Sunday, but would also be a perfect fit for any confetti crafts and activities this New Year’s Eve. Take a look and have fun!

Marzipan Pigs for New Year's Crafts for kidsMarzipan Pigs

Cute little Marzipan Pigs are part of New Year’s Day traditions – hand them to neighbours and friends for good luck. “Making” these is a great activity for that loooong wait on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Party Hats

New Years Eve Photo IdeaDIY New Year’s Eve Photo Props

Love these DIY Photo Props – a great New Year’s Eve Crafts for kids -just get the kids to print these photo props, cut them out, stick to craft sticks and then have lots of fun creating New Year’s Eve Memories!

new years crafts - tiaraPipecleaner Tiara

And another cute idea, use pipe cleaners to make adorable little tiaras. Wonderful for any New Year’s Eve (or Princess) party. How to on WhiMSy Love.


new years eve crafts - party hatsFelt Party Hats

These are so cute and fun. Love the bright colourful felt used and the funny faces. Check out the “howto” by Sunny Coast Kids!


new years eve crafts - paper plate hatsPaper Plate Party Hat

Love this selection of paper plat party hats that you can find over Alphamom. Though none of them are specifically for New Year’s Eve hats, I do think they are a great idea – and the star one definitely would work. Add a cheeky “year date” and you are done.

new years ever crafts - party hatsMore Hats

I also thought that these party hats were cute – I know my kids would love the idea of “havinf a basic hat” and then being allowed to decorate it to their heart’s content. These are from Spoonful.


easy New Years hatsAnd even MORE Hats (super easy ones)

More hats from the wonderful Domestic Goddesque! Complete with funky “specs”.

New Year’s Eve Crafts: Masquerade

new year's masqueradeFlowers & Feathers

Craft Jr shares a template and instructions of how to make this wonderfully colourful masquerade mask. Fabulous.



new years evePaper Plate Mask

Would you have guessed that this mask was based on a paper plate? I didn’t! Parents Connect share this lovely idea.



new yearsBook Pages Mask

Or how about these stylish “book pages” mask from Mark Montano?


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