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Three Crafts to Ring in the New Year!

I seriously can’t believe 2019 is almost over! Maybe it’s just me, but this year went by way too fast. This decade went by way too fast. I hope the 2020s bring you all things wonderful, and that you enjoy these fun New Year’s activities with your little ones!

Fireworks Painting

This craft is pretty simple, but creates the perfect art piece to display on your refrigerator as we enter into a new year.

Supplies:

  • Toilet Paper Roll (one for each color)
  • Paint (white, yellow, silver, and gold are best)
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Marker (white, silver, or gold)
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate for paint

Instructions:

  1. To prepare the activity, cut slits about halfway down the toilet paper roll
  2. Write the new year anywhere on the black paper with the marker (ie. 2020)
  3. Cover the paper plate in one paint color, then dab the paper towel roll (flattening the slits) into the paint. Press onto black paper.
  4. Repeat with other colors
  5. Add extra “sparkle,” if desired

Noisemaker

Kids will love being a part of the New Year festivities with these colorful and noisy object!

Supplies:

  • 2 Small Paper Plates (flat ridges are better)
  • Stapler and Staples
  • Ribbon (several colors)
  • Craft Supplies (markers, paint, stickers, sequins, etc.)
  • Popcorn Kernels or Dry Beans
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Decorate the bottoms of the paper plates using markers, paint, and/or glitter
  2. Cut several pieces of ribbon, then curl it using the scissors. Staple to the front (inside) of one paper plate.
  3. Fill one paper plate with kernels or beans. Then, staple plates together, making sure there is no room for the filling to come out.
  4. Make some noise and celebrate!

New Year’s Eve Headpiece

This activity is easy and allows for creativity. There is no wrong way to decorate a New Year’s Eve crown!

Supplies:

  • Long Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Staples/Glue
  • Craft Supplies (markers, paint, stickers, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Cut a strip of construction paper (about two inches thick) slightly longer than the size of the wearer’s head
  2. Cut out the year numbers (ie. 2020) from the leftover construction paper
  3. Decorate
  4. Staple or glue letters to the strip of paper. Then adhere the ends of the construction paper to each other to form a loop.

Looking for more creative crafts and activities for your nanny-kids?

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