New Year’s Eve crafts to do with kids

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

Glitter Slime

Ingredients: 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue, 1-2 tablespoons Baking Soda, 4 tablespoons Contact Solution


Find a bowl to mix your slime in.

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

Add 1 TBSP baking soda to the glue and stir.

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

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

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

Toilet Paper Fireworks for New Year’s Eve


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 colors of your choice) onto the paper plate.

Press the toilet paper roll into the paint.

Stamp the paint onto the black construction paper.

Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

Resolution Hand and Heart

Materials: Scissors, Construction Paper, Marker


Fold a piece of construction paper in half.

Trace your child’s hand close to the fold, making sure that the thumb and pointer finger slightly lap over the edge. 

Trace to the wrist on both sides. Enclose the hand by drawing a curved line.

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

Glue the opened hands onto a piece of paper or your firework art. Write your child’s resolutions on their fingers on the paper.

Noisemaker (must make New Year’s Eve Crafts for Kids)

Materials: Paper plate, Beads or Coins, Stapler, Materials for decoration


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 into the new year!

I 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 sharing all of her favorites on the Caitlin Houston Blog. Learn about fun activities at home, family friendly travels, easy recipes and more.


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