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New Year Crafts for Children - First Night and Chinese New Year Arts & Crafts Activities
This New Year's Eve / First Night (December 31) and New Year's Day (January 1), plan to include creative crafts activities for your children as part of the celebration entertainment. New Year crafts for kids encourage creativity and spur youngsters' interest in New Year festivities and First Night celebrations.
Kids will have fun crafting New Year greeting cards and coloring pages, New Year's party hats and masks or they can make party noisemakers, crackers and shakers from recycled materials.
Plan a day of New Year arts and crafts for kids to keep the spirit alive right after Christmas. Creative New Year crafts for children will entertain restless youngsters on New Year's eve, helping them wait for the fireworks to begin, the ball to drop or the clock to strike midnight. One New Year craft children enjoy is to make a poster, picture or bulletin board decorated with their resolutions and hopes for the upcoming year.
If you're planning a New Year's day party, brunch or get together that includes children plan a fun New Year kid craft activity to fill in time between food, parade viewing and football games.
Masquerade Crafts for New Year Celebrations
It's not a true New Year celebration without masks, wacky eyeglasses, noisemakers and party hats. Kids can make masks or just have fun with these creative mask craft kits.
Children's New Year Resolutions Mural - Bulletin Board with Self-Image Paper Heads and Cartoon Bubble Thoughts
My niece, Angela Antosh, is an early education specialist and talented teacher. This bulletin board features New Year crafts by children in one of her classes. Each child made a self-portrait from construction paper then attached their personal New Year resolution in a cute speech bubble.
First Night - New Year's Eve Arts, Crafts, Entertainment
Family Fun for New Year's Eve
First Night is an arts-oriented alcohol-free family-oriented New Year's eve celebration that started in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts that has since spread to hundreds of other cities and towns across the USA. Boston performing and visual artists helped create what has become one of the nation's favorite year-end celebrations.
First Night USA describes the general qualities of First Night Celebrations as follows:
- First Night festivals take place on New Year's Eve
- First Night festivals celebrate creativity, imagination, and participation
- First Night festivals emphasize family programming that honors a no-alcohol policy
- First Night festivals showcase high-quality programs that highlight a spectrum of performing and visual arts activities and events reflecting the diversity of the cities and towns represented
- First Night festivals feature a Grand Procession that invites community-wide participation and emphasizes a cooperative spirit
- First Night festivals utilize both indoor and outdoor spaces, including theatres and galleries as well as nontraditional sites such as municipal buildings, plazas, streets, places of worship, and shop windows to present programs that inspire unique experiences of seeing familiar places in a new light.
New Year Party Supplies
Find all the decorations, New Year party hats, noisemakers and tableware you need right here.
New Year Party Hats
New Year fun requires a fun or silly party hat. You'll find lots of New Year party hat patterns and printables in this list.
- Printable Masks - Paper Mask Craft Sheets to Cut and Wear
Free printable masks, cut and paste eye masks and face masks.
- New Year's Eve Craft Party Hat
Cut and paste the perfect party hat to ring in the New Year with crafty kid-style. Fun and easy to make with foam sheets and glitter.
- New Year’s Eve Party Hats for Little People! | Felt So Cute
Adorable hand crafted felt party hats for kids.
- New Year's Eve Party Hat for Kids
Make this cute New Year's Eve party hat for this year's party to help ring in the New Year.
First Night New Year Celebrations are All About the Arts
What's First Night?
First Night is Held on the Last Day / Night of the Year!
First Night is a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration that rings out the old year and rings in the new. First Night is held from noon until midnight on December 31 and focuses on the arts, family entertainment and alcohol-free fun, outside and indoors.
Kids will enjoy celebrating New Year with daytime or nighttime crafts activities on December 31 and January 1. In the days before the holiday season, home and school New Year parties for children are the perfect opportunity for kids to make New Year crafts and enjoy New Year activities. First Night is all about the arts, so it's a perfect opportunity for children to participate in New Year crafts and year-end party fun.
- First Night - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First Night is an artistic and cultural celebration on New Year's Eve, taking place from afternoon until midnight. Some cities have all their events during the celebration outside, but some cities have events that are hosted indoors by organizations
New Year Party Mask Crafts - Mask Crafts and Printable Masks
Masks and funny hats are traditional accessories for New Year's Eve along with noisemakers and firecrackers. Kids can craft masquerade masks for New Year's eve party fun and wear them to First Night celebrations, New Year's eve parties or to your January 1 family party.
- Printable Masks and Coloring Masks for Children
Printable full color masks and coloring in masks to print, cut out, color, decorate and wear for New Year, Halloween, Mardi Gras or dress up play.
- Instant Masks for New Year Masquerade
Fancy feather type printable party mask craft.
- Printable Animal Masks
Printable animal masks and other paper mask ideas for kids to craft for New Year fun!
Free New Year Arts and Crafts Patterns and Projects - Kids New Year Crafts
Kids will love these New Year crafts activities they can make ahead of time or as part of your New Year's Eve or First Night or New Year's Day celebration.
- Craft Printables: Happy New Year Party Banner
Print out a jumbo New Year party banner made from multiple PDF pages.
- Sparkly Ball Craft: New Year's Eve Crafts
Decorate a foam ball with sparkling sequin glitter for a fun and fancy New Year craft.
- New Year Crafts for Kids
New Year Crafts for Kids | New Year 2014
- New Year's Craft-Turning Over a New Leaf
Kids craft for New Year: create a New Year New resolutions booklet with recycled computer paper cut into leaf shapes.
- New Year's Noisemakers Craft
The whole family can take part in New Year's festivities by making these noisy party favors made from recycled soft drink cans.
- New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Crafts for Kids
New Year's Day crafts for children - this collection features more than a dozen New Year craft projects for kids.
- New Years Day Crafts for Kids at Family Fun
Find New Years Day Crafts Ideas for your Kids and other Holiday Crafts on FamilyFun.com. Noisemakers, party hats, cards, wish cans, ornaments and many more New Year crafts for kids to make and take.
Happy Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Crafts - Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Kids will enjoy these fun and free Chinese New Year activities and arts and crafts. Combine Chinese New Year crafts with a lesson about the Chinese Zodiac, culture and traditions associated with the Chinese New Year celebration which lasts for fifteen days.
- TLC Family "Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids"
Chinese New Year crafts for kids include dragon puppets, luck lanterns and Chinese drums. Learn how to make Chinese New Year crafts for kids.
- Chinese New Year activities for kids and teachers - kiddyhouse.com
CHINESE NEW YEAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & TEACHERS Chinese New Year lasts 15 days. Chinese New Year has no fixed date. It is celebrated in accordance with the lunar calendar.
- Chinese Papercut Crafts
Chinese papercut - the traditional Chinese folk art, the Chinese traditional food
- Chinese New Year For Kids
Chinese New Year for Kids | Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit 2011! | Chinese New Year crafts, puzzles, printables for kids
- Chinese "Good Wishes" Poster Craft
Chinese New Year Lesson Plans and Activities includes this poster made with traditional characters and colors.
© 2011 Lee Hansen
Happy New Year Crafts Guest Book - Have a wonderful New Year!
WriterJanis2 on January 01, 2014:
You have so many fun ideas here.
Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on December 31, 2013:
Happy New Year to you, Pastiche.
happynutritionist on January 13, 2013:
Oooo, a template that I don't think I've seen before, how pretty! What a nice selection of crafts!
Blackspaniel1 on December 30, 2011:
Georgene Moizuk Bramlage from southwestern Virginia on December 28, 2011:
Once again, a great helpful lens!
baby-strollers on December 25, 2011:
Buchamar on December 14, 2011:
Looking forward to an awesome 2012, Happy New Year!