New Year’s crafts to do with the kids

These New Year’s crafts for kids are easy, fun, and most can be made with items from around the house (or from the dollar store!).

Glitter Jelly

Ingredients: 6 oz. Elmer’s Glitter Glue, 1-2 tbsp baking soda, 4 tbsp contact solution


Find a bowl in which to mix your slime.

Pour the entire contents of a 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue into the bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to the glue and stir.

Add 2 TBSP of contact solution to the glue mixture. Mix with a spoon until the slime begins to form and becomes firm.

If the slime is very sticky, add 1 tbsp baking soda and 1-2 tbsp contact solution. I had to add the full 2 ​​tablespoons of baking soda and 4 tablespoons of contact solution!

Once the slime becomes too difficult to stir with a spoon, take the slime out of the bowl and use your hands to finish mixing the ingredients.

New Year’s Eve Toilet Paper Fireworks


Toilet paper rolls


Acrylic paint

Black construction paper

paper plate


Use the scissors to cut one end of the toilet paper roll into thin fringes.

Flatten the fringe against a flat surface.

Pour paint (in the colors of your choice) onto the paper plate.

Press the toilet paper roll into the paint.

Dab the paint onto the black construction paper.

Let the paint dry completely.

Hand and Heart Resolution

Materials: Scissors, Construction paper, Marker


Fold a piece of construction paper in half.

Trace your child’s hand near the fold, making sure the thumb and index finger overlap the edge slightly.

Wrist trace on both sides. Circle the hand by drawing a curved line.

Cut out your child’s hand, but do NOT cut on the folded part of the paper.

Tape the open hands to a piece of paper or your firework. Write your child’s resolutions on his fingers on the paper.

Noisemaker (must make New Year’s crafts for children)

Materials: Paper plate, Beads or coins, Stapler, Decorating materials


Fold a paper plate in half. Staple the plate closed almost entirely along the edge, but leave a few inches open.

Pour beads or coins into the opening.

Staple the plate closed.

Decorate the plate with pom poms, stars, yarn, markers, etc.

Shake the New Year!

Hope you enjoy making these crafts with your little ones this New Year’s Eve!

Caitlin Houston is a Wallingford blogger and mom of three who loves to share all of her favorites on Caitlin Houston’s blog. Discover fun activities at home, family trips, easy recipes and more.

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