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6 Easy Last-Minute New Year’s Crafts

We’re smack-dab in the middle of a two week holiday break.

With 3 kids at home and not-so-great weather, you know what that means: cabin fever. The kids have grown more than a little restless.

I’ve decided to get those little hands busy working on some simple craft projects in celebration of the new year.

The trick is finding things that are appropriate for a wide age range: toddlers to tweens.  I thought I’d share a few last-minute ideas that I know would go over well in my house.

Have a project you’d like to share? Leave a link in the comments!

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  • DIY Party Hats 1 of 6
    DIY Party Hats
    Every New Year's Eve needs festive hats! This project is great for letting kids decide exactly how they want their hats to look and is great for all ages.
    For instructions visit Salsa Pie
  • Confetti Eggs 2 of 6
    Confetti Eggs
    These confetti eggs are as much fun to make as they will be to use when the clock strikes midnight! So cute.
    For instructions visit Martha Stewart.com
  • Paper Noisemakers 3 of 6
    Paper Noisemakers
    What would New Year's Eve be without a little noise? This is a great project to engage kids in pre-party.
    For instructions visit Spoonful
  • New Year’s Resolutions Printable 4 of 6
    New Year's Resolutions Printable
    I love this idea. With printable resolutions sheets available for both kids and adults, these have the added bonus of creating a wonderful keepsake.
    For instructions visit Thirty Handmade Days
  • Noisemaker Ribbon Spools 5 of 6
    Noisemaker Ribbon Spools
    Use spools of ribbon and dried peas to make this adorable craft!
    For instructions visit Spoonful
  • Homemade Piñatas! 6 of 6
    Homemade Piñatas!
    These homemade piñatas, or "surprise party balls" are easy to construct with crepe paper and filled with fun surprises for kids.
    For instructions visit Little Wonders' Days

 

 

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